Friday, June 1, 2012

Demolition Derby | Eagle Mountain, Utah

Time and time again, Utah proved itself as a visual wonderland. Just as other internships have before, Utah presented a unique palette - both in subject and mood - to wield when making photographs. A demolition derby in Eagle Mountain was no exception to the rule. An eye-popping ballet of smoke, twisted metal and daisy dukes brought me into my favorite zone as a photographer: a focused, clear-minded peace that only a compelling subject can muster up. Enjoy the destruction!



A driver crawls from the burning wreckage of his vehicle after getting T-boned by another driver at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Nearly 3000 attendees packed into the sold-out venue to watch the family-friendly destruction.



Corbin Larsen, 18, of Fairview, Utah, center right, chats with friends after his defeat in a rookie heat of the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah.



A driver playfully motions to another within the rink before the start of a professional heat at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah.


Hayden Marble, 17, center, sends a text message to a friend from his perch on the thrashed hulk of his vehicle at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Nearly 3000 attendees packed into the sold-out venue to watch the family-friendly destruction.


Zack Carter, 20, hurries to reattach a wheel to a friend's vehicle after a particularly rowdy rookie heat at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah.


Cars collide with reckless abandon at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah.


A driver takes a moment to catch this breath while repairing a vehicle after a destructive heat of riding at the Pony Express Days Demolition Derby Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eagle Mountain Pony Express Rodeo Grounds in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

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