Five snapshots from the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Published On May 11, 2015 » 2568 Views» By admin » Blogs, IMS, INDYCAR Grand Prix, Photography

IMS staff photographer Chris Owens shared some of his favorite shots from the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, where the 14-turn road course offered some new perspectives.

Turn 4
“On the road course, there are a lot more opportunities to show off the city of Indianapolis and where we are. On the oval it’s pretty hard, whereas the road course goes so many different ways. I like shots where you can show your location and tell a story; here we’re in Indy, close to downtown. And I like the turnstile scoreboards because they’ve been here so long.”


Turns 5 and 6
“I really like the perspective from the Miller Lite party deck (foreground), that’s an angle that I hadn’t really noticed before. It’s a great way to show off the people. For fans on the road course, it’s about finding out where you want to hang out.”


Will Power, just after the win
“That was a perfect opportunity, especially since he stopped the car right in front of the Panasonic Pagoda. Will Power’s kind of a funny dude, sometimes he doesn’t really celebrate – sometimes he gets out of the car and walks away. Seriously. To show him really excited here shows it’s a special win.”


On the podium — Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, Graham Rahal
“To get that one, I decided to not go on the photo riser that they put up for photographers. I stood off to the left-hand side, on the pit wall. There was a Yellow Shirt tugging on my leg, so I’m fighting him off while I took it. It was worth it; everybody gets the same shot from podiums but this one really leads you up to them.”


Grid girl
“There was a pre-race grid walk for Bronze Badge holders, so it was really tough to get a simple photo of one of the Grid Girls. Every one I was taking had a car or 30 people hovering around, so I chose the grandstands to give it a simple look. Since the background is silver, the reds really stand out the most – the flag, nails, lips. And the fact that it was so gray out and cloudy that morning kind of works. There’s not a lot of weird shadows, and those dresses are the whitest things you’ve ever seen in your life. It’s hard to capture them.”


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