People Of The Detroit Auto Show

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The 2015 Detroit Auto Show press days are over, and the bars full of free coffee and booze scattered around Cobo Hall have been packed away. Here are the people of the event who caught my eye.

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Before the show proper you get press previews, which are like exactly like the press unveilings of the show, only in remote locations. Here Alfonso Albaisa explains why the sides of the Q60 concept look all wavy and swoopy for no reason.

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Alfonso stands for an interview with a young writer.

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Jaguar executive Andy Goss is dwarfed by an image of the Queen.

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A reporter quitely takes notes in the back on production capacity at JLR.

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One businessman pontificates to another early on the first day, before Nissan took the cover off the Titan.

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A reporter looks restless beside a bored cameraman waiting for the press conference to start.

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A video autojourno sets up a one-man show with his phone.

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A Japanese TV cameraman gets set up.

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As do his colleagues.

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A somewhat severe woman hired by Nissan directs the shuffling autojournos.

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A TV interview stutters away on the floor.

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A German A/V crew shares stories.

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A woman, confused, tried to hurry people into place before the lights and lasers began.

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Rare laughter before the Audi press conference began.

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A huge crowd stood for Audi's press conference, bleeding out into Smart's stand across the way.

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Audi of America exec Scott Keogh makes his case for his company's health.

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Audi boss Ulrich Hackenberg sternly lectures over the equally-stern new Q7.

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Head of the Volkswagen empire Martin Winterkorn has a strange off-balance look to him. I know he could crush me, my career, and the lives of many others in the room with a single word.

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I stopped to take a picture of one of Jean Jennings' famous hats, and one of the ladies wooshing Buick's show cars clean posed for the camera. We both laughed, I tried to take another picture of her, but the shot came out blurry.

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The Kia Gear was not a big hit.

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A haphazard interview, done just outside the press room bathrooms.

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That Japanese cameraman was looking more than a little tired by the time Local Motors started their presentation, the last of the day.

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MotorTrend's Jonny Lieberman waits in front of the new CTS-V for an interview with a Caddy spokesperson.

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Johan de Nysschen give the press soundbites, this time on behalf of Cadillac. I later stole his speech from under Mark Reuss' chair. Haha, whups! I wasn't supposed to type that.

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A reporter gleefully soaks up an interview.

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VW hastily applies some meaningless car of the year award sticker to the hood of a Golf after the win was made public.

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Mark Fields is dwarfed by Ford's massive stage.

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Staff from BMW's lofty VIP zone watches a press conference below.

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A BMW exec pleas to the media.

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An autojourno tries to get a good picture with his phone from a few rows back.

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A Local Motors employee is rapt with attention as his company boss talks up their new car.

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An older reporter watches the first unveiling of the show.

Photo Credits: Raphael Orlove

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"Who is this guy taking pictures of us?"

-These people, probably