PATTERN Magazine Vol. 7 Launch & Fundraiser @ IMS
"I look up & down the track, as I lean over the fence. The emptiness of the stands creates an eerie silence. The atmosphere leaves one in reverence of the incredible history this place holds. As I stand upon the brick yard, I can almost hear the Indy cars zipping past with a deafening whir. The roar of the crowd erupts, ringing in my ear. In that moment, the wind rips through the third turn of the empty stands, creating a shuddered moan that jolts me from my daydream.
I head back to the red carpet outside the Pagoda, where the sounds of laughter & excited chatter grows with each step. Lights & smiles flash in front of the red carpet cameras. There is a building energy of anticipation & excitement, as guests cram into the elevator & head to the 6th floor. When the elevator doors open, club music & the murmur of lighthearted conversations meet the guests, setting the disposition of the crowd. As I step off the elevator & into the crowd, camera in hand, I smile knowing tonight will be an epic spectacle."
Last weekend, PATTERN Magazine launched it's Spring Issue (Volume 7) & held it's first
fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the famous Pagoda. PATTERN Magazine Vol. 7 focused on Athletic/Sport Performance, & featured 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, Tony Kanaan, on the cover. The event was sponsored by Felix & Iris, who set the swanky tone for the night, along with REV event, IndyCar, and Millionaire Gallery. DJ Lockstar of REV Event set the tone for the VIP Event on the 7th floor of the Pagoda. I had the pleasure of photographing the event for Pattern Magazine, along with my dear friend, Rachael Stuckey. Below are a few images from the event! To see more of my images from the event, visit PATTERN Magazine Launch Photo Gallery.