On April 17-18, the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) held their 16th annual Mudfest, which brings together the latest and greatest SUVs and crossovers for a competition to see which is the best, voted among NWAPA's members. This year, 23 vehicles from 13 manufacturers participated in the competition at Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington and I was honored to be chosen to cover the event for NWAPA. The two-day shoot had me outdoors for most of the day, with the second day primarily out in the mud and rain, but it was a lot of fun overall and I'm quite happy with how the photos turned out.
Here is a link to more information about the event, including the officially-published photos: http://www.nwapa.org/nwapa-announces-2013-northwest-outdoor-activity-vehicle-of-the-year/
I actually ended up with almost 700 photos from the two days, which you can all find here on these links:
Special thanks go to my old friend and editor Ryan Douthit from Subiesport/Driving Sports/Media Spigot for giving me the opportunity to shoot the event. Here are a few of my own personal favorites:
Also known as "The Hammer," Armin H. Ausejo is a Senior Editor for NWMotiv.com and former Style Editor for Subiesport Magazine. The original "Borderline Professional," Armin specializes in motorsports and editorial photography, while also photographing weddings and portraits on the side. He holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington and makes his home in Seattle, Washington.Website: www.arminausejo.com