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Teresa’s model feature for Race Pages

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Since 2005, I’ve worked with Promedia Publishing to wrangle the models for their magazines, and occasionally shoot them as well. This originally started with OverRev Magazine, but when that magazine was retired, the features rolled over to Race Pages. For those who don’t know, Race Pages is the publishing end of Promedia, with the National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) being the racing end of the business.

We found Teresa Menconi via Model Mayhem, and she was great to work with. For each issue, we shoot a handful of products for the product section, then take a few extra shots with the model for their feature.

Teresa starts out modeling an OBD-II scanner

We moved on to a digital fuel pump controller and a Wilson throttle body.

We finished up with a few poses using one of the many airsoft pistols laying around the office. Don’t mess with Teresa!

Chris Rado UNPUBLISHED Hero Card shoot

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

In the week leading up to the first Redline Time Attack event of the 2007 season, one of Chris Rado’s new sponsors had contacted me about shooting a hero card for them. Rado’s World Racing Time Attack Scion tC was breaking records, and Rado has long been an innovator of motorsports, so I was excited to work with him. Prior to the event, we exchanged several emails and a few phone calls discussing the details of what they were looking for, and some pricing was exchanged. Although a final price wasn’t agreed upon prior to the shoot (at the time we were still waiting to hear back from upper management, but I had no reason to believe the price wouldn’t be approved), I showed up to the event to shoot some action shots of Rado’s car as well as some hero shots to be used in the card.

After the shoot, a few proofs were sent to the company. I informed them that once I got confirmation of the pricing, I would send over the high res files. Several weeks went by, and my emails and phone calls went unanswered. In the end, these photos never saw the light of day, which is unfortunate because I was particularly proud of some of these shots. You win some, you lose some.