Behind the Scenes: Interview with Nathan of Speed-Photos

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at an event like the RedlineIce2020, where we took cars into the snow and ice to test their capabilities and safety? One of the people behind the scenes at a lot of automotive events and on YouTube channels like ours is photographer Nathan Leach-Proffer. Find out what his job entails, how much work is involved, and how he built his master-level skillset and honed the tools he uses to get the job done.

Nathan is a quiet mannered, laid-back guy with little fanfare for himself. Yet he’s photographed thousands of cars and trucks and his work has appeared on television, in print, and online. He’s one of the most well-respected automotive photographers in the business. Check him out at

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at