Man and Viper

2014 Chicago Auto Show — Part 1: The workers

Every year I go “at least once” to the Chicago Auto Show and have been for as long as I could drive myself. This year I wanted to approach my photography differently. When I was bit by the street photography bug a few years ago (inspired by Vivian Meier to boot) I realized there are many stories to tell beyond the cars.

For this and the following post I am concerned mostly with the people. In the last couple years, I noticed an invisible crowd of same-clothed men and women who are the unsung heroes of the  Show. They make sure the cars are gleaming, keep us informed and sometimes even entertain us with themed music. Without them we would be looking at grubby cars.

Thanks to all of you who make the show possible.

Dart proposal

Dodge model

DJ on a Kia Soul

Man about to clean S-Class

Cleaning the Viper