September 27th, 2016

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

NEW PORTFOLIO IMAGES JUST UPLOADED!

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September 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

MAKING BETTER PHONE PHOTOS

Here are some basic tips from National Geographic:

1. Avoid direct sunlight
2. Choose the highest quality setting available
3. Wait for the “magic hour.”

More here: National Geographic Tips

September 22nd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

SOCIAL MEDIA RUINING ADVENTURE TRAVEL?

“Are you going on vacation to talk about it or experience it?” “Shouldn’t we get lost in our own thoughts, rather than our phone?”

“Photography has been around for years, but the obsession with likes and dislikes has increasingly blurred people’s judgment about cultural sensitivities.” “Many guests pull out their mobile phones and start connecting with friends and downloading photos as soon as they arrive at the lodges rather than jump in the shower or explore their surroundings, as they used to in the past.” More

September 19th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

September 22nd is almost upon us – a welcome respite from a busy summer photographing and writing for clients. Looking forward to some great fall shoots in the PNW and California in the weeks ahead!

September 13th, 2016

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

ERNST HAAS TRIBUTE WEEK

1953 First Color Photo Essay – LIFE
1962 First Color Photography Exhibition – MOMA

“As part of this week long tribute to Ernst Haas on the 30th anniversary of his death (September 12, 1986), I share my remembrance on AI-AP/Pro Photo Daily,” says my dear friend and colleague Arthur Meyerson. Arthur was there in 1984 when the opportunity came to travel with Ernst on a photo tour of Japan. That’s where I made this photo of Arthur and our mentor. More

September 12th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

PHOTO DECOR

Here’s my latest installation at a Porsche repair shop. Five feet wide and mounted on aluminum, this photograph sings. Thanks to The Color Group for their expert printing services.

For more on our available prints go here:

Wells Imagery Prints

September 7th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

GLAZER’S CAMERA GRAND OPENING

My favorite camera store in the Pacific Northwest is hosting a grand opening celebration at their newly rebuilt location this weekend. I’ve been a loyal customer since 1978! Check it out for all the best brands.

Glazer’s Camera

September 2nd, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

1972 CUSTOM PORSCHE 911

Not quite a Singer restoration but it has ST bodywork, 315 hp and weighs 2350 pounds. Yes, it’s fast and it’s paid for – and it could be yours! I’ll be taking this to California in the fall for getaways and touring. Can’t wait!

August 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THINGS CREATIVE PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY

1. They get inspired at the least expected moment.
2. They daydream. A lot.
3. They get easily bored.
4. They watch the world with the eyes of a child.
5. They get lost in time.
6. They work when you sleep, and they sleep when you work.

For more see this link:

22-things-creative-people-do-differently-than-the-rest

(Photo: Randy Wells by Andrea Wells)

August 24th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THE DOORS FIRST ALBUM

On this day 50 years ago, and for the next eight days after that, The Doors recorded their first album at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. That’s where the rock group laid down their distinctive sound on 4-track tape with producer Paul Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick. Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Larry Knechtel all played on the record. Jim Morrison had is own track. More

August 19th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

BLUE

I dig the website Gear Patrol. Here’s what they had to say about the color blue on a Porsche 911. Love my car!

Gear Patrol

August 16th, 2016

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

COLOR PSYCHOLOGY from Lilly Mtz-Seara on Vimeo.

COLOR AND THE VISUAL ARTS

Photographers, cinematographers, and directors looking for a subliminal way to make scenes resonate emotionally will find this video helpful. It shows how color inspires us – both positively and negatively. More

August 12th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

Brooke’s Institute in Santa Barbara, CA closed its doors today after 70 years. I suppose it’s not surprising that America’s leading school in photography might fail when support of the arts has declined to such an extent. It’s a very sad sign of the times.

(Photo: Courtesy of NASA)

August 11th, 2016

MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION 2016

One week from today begins the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion celebrating the 100th Anniversary of BMW. Approximately 550 vintage race cars will be there to compete in one of the world’s premier motoring event.

In the days leading up to and surrounding this spectacle are a multitude of car shows, auctions, and the famed Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance. For 900 Porsches, check out the Werks Reunion on Friday the 19th at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel.

August 5th, 2016

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

OFF THE BEATEN PATH II

Here’s the second in a series of memorable off-the-beaten-path road trips featured in the current issue of Road Scholars Magazine. In the June issue we explored a John Steinbeck inspired inland journey from L.A. to Monterey. This month we hit the coast with Jack Kerouac on the road from San Francisco to the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Enjoy!

Great Drives from S.F. to Monterey

Great Drives from L.A. to Monterey

August 1st, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GREAT SHOOT WITH SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN!

Thanks to all at Singer – Rob, Deb, Mathew, Tim, and Seamus – for a tremendous time in Sun Valley, Idaho! Look for a publication soon.

Singer Vehicle Design