February 14th, 2016

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

AN UNLIKELY VALENTINE

Magnus means “great” in Latin. Admire him or not, it’s been hard to ignore Magnus Walker, whose media attention has helped shine a light on air-cooled Porsches. And that’s contributed to their rise in value over the past five years.

My photo of the man was made a few days before his “Urban Outlaw” film was released in 2012. Magnus’s wife Karen was there, and they graciously took me to lunch at a nearby restaurant. It was there that his recently deceased partner in life revealed a side to the man that went far beyond appearances. I will always remember it.

My best to you, Magnus, on what has to be a difficult day.

Previous posts about Magnus

Previous post about “Urban Outlaw”

February 10th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE CAR THAT INSPIRED A BOOK

Thanks to editor Randy Leffingwell and Road Scholars Magazine for showcasing my article on Ryan Snodgrass and his 1976 Porsche 2.7 Carrera.

This is the car that inspired Ryan’s recently published 400 page “bible” on the ’74-76 Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI model.

Read the entire article here

See previous posts on the book here

February 4th, 2016

Posted in Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

NEXT

Is it the Super Bowl yet?

Ever since Group B Rally went away, I’ve been missing some real sports excitement…

(Photographer: Unknown)

R.I.P. Dave Mirra

January 29th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

MORE PATINA

More people are loving patinated Porsches. It’s rumored that Jerry Seinfeld is acquiring them, and the rest will follow. Always loved photographing and writing about them myself!

Patina 356 Pre-A

Patina 356 B

Patina 911

R.I.P Paul Kantner

January 25th, 2016

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

LEICA SL

I’ve now shot with the new SL, and it’s very nice: Leica quality, metal body, full-frame 24 MP sensor, 12 fps, 4K video, high-res EVF, weather sealed, and rugged. Of course, I’m a dyed in the wool Leica fan, so I find it all very tempting. Except for the fact the SL was launched as a professional camera three months ago and still only has one AF-IS lens available, a 24-90mm f2.8-4. That and it’s very expensive… $12.5K for the body/lens package. More

January 23rd, 2016

Posted in Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE BLIZZARD

Be safe all my friends in the northeastern US!

(Photographer: Unknown)

January 18th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

WINTER SOLACE

Three personal images from my beloved island getaway. R.I.P. Glen Frey

January 11th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

David Bowie
R.I.P 1947-2016
(Photographer: Unknown)

January 9th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

ROAD TRIP!

There’s nothing better for clearing away winter cobwebs than taking a road trip in a 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 from L.A. to Seattle with a good friend.

January 7th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEING THERE

“Last spring, on the final day of a 15-day trip spent chasing storms with his brother and meteorologist friends in Colorado, James Smart of Melbourne, Australia, snapped the photo that won the newly announced grand prize in the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest.” – from Gear Patrol.

January 1st, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WHERE TO GO(A) IN 2016?

Never been to India… although I’ve always wanted to. There’s a former Portuguese province on the idyllic west coast of the country whose motto is “Truth Alone Triumphs”. It’s a popular destination for its laid back beaches, places of worship, biodeversity and world heritage architecture. It also has perfect weather in January/February.

Plus, there is the The One School Goa with photography and filmmaking programs.

(Photographer: Unknown)

December 21st, 2015

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thanks to everyone for all your support this past year.

-Randy

December 15th, 2015

A GUIDE TO AUTOCROSS IN PCA MAGAZINE

To write and photograph about a subject as dear to my heart as autocross is an honor. Thanks to Pete Stout for allowing me to see this one through to completion. Thanks also to Richard Baron for his amazing design, which never ceases to amaze me. More thanks to the national autocross champions who participated. And finally, thanks to Jeff Barstow, who has been my driving partner for over 15 years. His portrait leads my article in the December issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.

(Above: Pat Costin’s 1971 Porsche 911 driven by Dwight Mitchell)

December 10th, 2015

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

PERSONAL WORK – 2015

At the end of each year I pick a personal work series, what I consider my best three images from a non-assignment single location. It’s an entirely subjective process, unlike my edited commercial work.

This year’s images were all shot within a couple of days using a Leica M9 camera with 28mm and 50mm Summicron lenses in Los Cabos, Mexico.

December 6th, 2015

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

AIR COOLED GUYS SPOOF

Here’s a link to my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article – a tongue-in-cheek expose of the four things never to say to an air-cooled Porsche enthusiast. Hope it helps lighten your holidays:

What’s With All This Air-Cooled Porsche Passion?

(Photo: Randy Wells – Treffen 2004 with Chris Tallon, Tony Gerace, Randy Jones, Caine Devore)

November 28th, 2015

HOT ROD FILMS

Randy and Nick Roveda have teamed up to create storytelling motion content for their clients with hotrodfilms.com of Seattle and Los Angeles. Their specialty is consistent on-target branding and confidential marketing to the very highest standards for discerning car collectors.

Contact them for more at hotrodfilms.com