As the first images of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible were leaked last week by an insider, the carmaker decided to reveal all the details and photos of the vehicle well ahead of its schedule. Apparently, the photographer of the leaked images was very upset that they came out weeks earlier than planned.
Here is what NotBland Automotive Photography had to say: "Thanks entirely to one lone, misguided idiot somewhere outside of the fantastic marketing team at Chrysler, many of my photos were leaked online yesterday [last week], weeks in advance of the meticulously scheduled unveiling. Five weeks of careful planning and logistics by the crew destroyed in an instant, by one selfish arrogant douchebag who got a hold of the digital files before the CEO was set to review the images. Today, the marketing team got the go ahead to *officially* unveil the photos that were leaked, plus five more exclusive unseen images, complete with the official introduction to the new car.
So while I am excited for the world to see my newest set, it's goddamn infuriating that so many car blogs have already run many of the photos cropped awkwardly, without context or back story, and at a horribly compressed resolution, on top of that.
At the time of writing this, not very many sites have run the new press release yet, so as my fans, you get a true world unveiling for several of the photos. Rage-inducing leak aside, I hope you all enjoy my newest set.
A very special thank you to the amazing Will Stern for suffering three early mornings of frigid cold wind with me, to act as my chief lighting technician all three days of shooting. And of course the awesome four-man driver/detailing crew from Prestige Autos for their expert knowledge of the area; couldn't have found many of the locations we used without them."