Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Many Faces of Danica – A Photo Essay

By: Debbie Ross

As a Contributing Photographer for Skirts and Scuffs, I have the privilege of taking pictures of all of your NASCAR favorites, and I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed taking them for you!

At the April races at Texas Motor Speedway in April, I was front and center in the Media Center during an interview with Danica Patrick. The media asked many questions, some of which I thought were quite silly. In giving her responses I noticed that she has one of the most expressive faces I've ever seen. As a matter of fact, her verbal answers weren't even necessary!

I thought many of you would get a kick out of seeing Danica in another element, removed from the craziness of the track, pit road, and the garage.
Let’s see if you can guess her answers!

“During the two weeks off do you feel refreshed or brooding over the California finish?”
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Our very own LJ Cloud asked Danica, “Wonder if you are going to get on the dirt before running then? (In reference to the Prelude)”
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“Was turning 30 a big deal to you?”
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“Is there a back-up plan for you and Darlington?”
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“What are your overall thoughts on racing at night?”
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“Have you ever had the urge to barrel race, rodeo, or hog tie?” (OMG!!)
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Catching up to Danica the next day, I’m sure she was telling her crew all about that last question!

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“Hog Tie?? ME?? I still don’t know what that is!!”

3 comments :

  1. LOVE this, Debbie. Great job on this unique piece!

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  2. I love this Debbie - you are so creative, and an awesome photographer!

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  3. Great job of capturing Danica's expressions. Her face is so animated and she acted like she wanted to be there, unlike some of the drivers that weekend. The question about barrel racing and hog-tying really threw her for a loop though!

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