A quick synopsis of the “Arrive and Drive” program is that private clients from around the world fly in to Miami for a day (or weekend) of racing and ANSA provides them with everything they need to essentially show up at the track and drive luxurious vehicles: storage, delivery, maintenance, parts, tires, technicians, software, catering, and more. The client’s experience is Gucci throughout the day as they get to relax and recharge in the semi truck’s private lounge outfitted with a leather sofa, chairs, a media bar, DirecTV, stocked refrigerator, and even a Nespresso espresso machine that makes delicious coffee.
I approach photographing the driver’s with an intimate perspective earned through a respect for space and a natural intuition for capturing the incredible cars.
LaRae Lobdell is an environmental portrait photographer, host, and instructor with over 20 years of experience photographing, directing, producing exhibits, and speaking in the photography industry. She focuses on providing artists, actors, models, and companies with lifestyle and conceptual imagery for promotional use and branding. Her approach is very contemporary, her work has a timeless elegance, and she represents the grace, distinction, and style that is possible in photography.
Her curriculum vitae includes 21 photography exhibits of her own work, the curation of 15 exhibits for other artists’ and museums, the production of 13 private and community events, and two year’s experience as director of one of Seattle’s largest art walks. Her images have been published in The Huffington Post, Broadway World, Yale University Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, and even aired on the Colbert Report.
LaRae’s position as a lead host for online educational giants such as CreativeLive and Polaroid University gave her the unique opportunity as one of an elite group of professionals to connect a live global audience to top renowned professionals in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, software design, productivity, and lifestyle. She brought her network to BLACKRAPID as their Culture Liaison, facilitating close working relationships between influencers and organizations for promotional sales and marketing.
Grateful to be a stay-at-home mom while balancing a rewarding career in the photography industry, this proud single mom enjoys a nomadic traveling lifestyle between Seattle and the Florida Keys with her daughter, Emerson.