February 17th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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February 22nd, 2018

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

PERFECTIONISM

Mr. Nelson, my 5th grade teacher at Mt. Eccles Elementary School in Cordova, Alaska, was the first person to tell me that I was a perfectionist. He said, “While it’s certainly an admirable characteristic, it could become a detriment to your development as a student, if you take it took far.” I’ll never forget it, and I keep reminding myself to have fun in my work on a daily basis. More

February 17th, 2018

BACK TO BACK

These two Porsches owned by Ryan Snodgrass are the inspiration for his amazing books: a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 and a 1977 Turbo 3.0 930.

See the latest issue of Panorama Magazine for my feature comparing them back to back on the streets of Seattle. It’s a fun ride.

PCA Panorama Magazine

Ryan’s Books at Parabolica Press

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February 14th, 2018

Posted in Travel Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TRAVELS!

Somehow, I never got around to this. But in 2018, I’ll be spending some time visiting hotels with vinyl and turntables. There are some pretty cool suites where a guest can play LPs in their room. First stop is the Kimpton Goodland in Santa Barbara. I’ll be staying at more of these hip establishments over the next few months and will keep you posted on what I find.

(Photographer: Unknown)

February 7th, 2018

CAR DETAILS

Focusing on the essentials of a car is part of any automotive photo shoot. It’s actually one of the simplest things to do. No decisive moments, no complicated arrangements, no trying to introduce texture or a backdrop. It’s deceptively easy, as long as you have the right angle, the right crop, and the right light (which you may have to add). More

January 29th, 2018

ELECTRIC TESLA ROADSTER CONCEPT CAR
MEET PORSCHE’S MISSION E

Promised: 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. A top speed of 250 mph. 650 mile range. OK, I’m impressed. Whenever the Porsche becomes available, I’ll specify it as my Uber car…

(Photos: Courtesy Tesla and Porsche AG)

January 21st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GEM OF A 944

PCA Panorama Magazine has done it again… Check out my latest Porsche publication featuring a 3,777 mile 1983 Porsche 944. This gem belongs to Bill Morris of Tacoma, Washington and is a regular concours winner. Heck, it’s an all original time capsule!

Panorama Magazine

January 17th, 2018

AUTOCROSS MASTER – PART 2

Here’s part 2 of my latest Roads Scholars Magazine feature. It completes a profile of Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Fun stuff!

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 2

January 14th, 2018

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

R.I.P DAN GURNEY

Porsche’s first (and only) F1 victory was with Dan Gurney on July 8, 1962 in a 804 at the French Grand Prix. He went on to build the American Eagle race car and racing team. His accomplishments in the field are legendary. For example, he was the first racer to use a full face helmet. He was one of the good guys. More

January 10th, 2018

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY

My heart goes out to my friends in the Santa Barbara/Montecito/Ventura area.

(Photographer: Unknown)

January 3rd, 2018

MPG AWARD FINALIST… AGAIN

Well, I suppose I can toot my horn a bit, although the Motor Press Guild winners won’t be announced until next month. I was very fortunate to have a great project fall in my lap last year. Jeff Gamroth called and asked if I would like to document his Rothsport Racing Team effort at the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally. I said yes of course. More

January 1st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEST WISHES FOR 2018

I have several trips planned up and down the west coast of the U.S. throughout 2018 – in case you need to piggyback an assignment!

December 27th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, RF / Leica Blog by Randy Wells

PERSONAL WORK – 2017

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider to be my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

2017 was another amazing year. I experienced a lot of loss, but that just fed my creativity in new ways. These images were shot within 100 feet of my home in October with a Leica Q – an amazing camera.

Happy New Year!

December 22nd, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

This 1952 Porsche America Roadster, as featured in the current issue of the Porsche magazine Panorama, waves goodbye to 2017. Here’s to a happy holiday and an even better 2018!

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2017

AUTOCROSS MASTER MEETS 911T

Here’s my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article. It profiles Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Thanks to Cam Ingram, Kevin Watts, and Randy Leffingwell for their continued support.

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 1

December 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month’s photo was created while assigned to a studio shoot of a Porsche Speedster.

Walking around the car, I noticed these framed mirrors reflecting certain sections of the Porsche. By using a tripod and careful framing, I was able to create the lead to a story I knew would be titled “Fill in the Blanks”.

Canon 5D Mk III, 50mm Macro EF f2.5 at 30 sec, f/20

P.S. This will be the last in this series for a while. It will resume sometime in 2018.