February 23rd, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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February 23rd, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

IT PAYS TO GET UP EARLY

Two views shot first thing in the morning this month. I feel very fortunate to have these landscapes and weather conditions available to me. Now it’s off to California for another environment to photograph!

See our new Landscape Gallery!

February 18th, 2017

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

SINGER IN SUN VALLEY

Thanks to Singer Vehicle Design rep Deb Pollack and PCA magazine editor Amy Skogstrom for putting together this assignment for me. The current issue of Porsche Panorama features a “reimagined” 911 that I spent the weekend with in Idaho last summer. Yeah, it was a sexy experience that I’ll never forget! Dig creative director Richard Baron’s layout…

Feb ’17 PCA Panorama Magazine

February 16th, 2017

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Can’t afford a new digital Leica SL with 50mm lens? There’s always the all analog Leicaflex SL from the early ’70s. It was made from 1968 to 1974, with 1080 being capable of being motorized (SLMOT). Here’s my first Leica camera, bought used in 1979. Hey, if it was good enough for Ernst Haas… More

February 14th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

I love this day, not only because of my wonderful wife, but also because it gives me an excuse to post a flower photo.

February 6th, 2017

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

THE NEGATIVE BEHIND THE SHOT – BRESSON

Thanks to the website Leicaphilia for posting this shot of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s negative and portrait of the “decisive moment” he made so famous in still photography over 80 years ago. More

February 1st, 2017

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

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

On the first of every month I’ll be posting about a photograph I made.

This month we look at an image I created in 2010. It’s an Aga Blue 1973 911E parked in front of some old quonset huts in Orange County. The car’s owner and I scouted this unusual set of buildings and arrived at dawn the next day. More

January 27th, 2017

1972 CUSTOM PORSCHE 911

Not quite a Singer restoration but it has ST bodywork, 315 hp and weighs 2350 pounds. Published in three international magazines. Yes, it’s fast and it’s paid for – and it could be yours! I’ll be taking this 1972 Porsche 911 to California soon!

January 23rd, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

NO ALTERNATIVE FACTS HERE

As a photojournalist, I have to get the facts right. When, for whatever reason, I cannot, then the piece I may have already spent a week on remains unpublished. That’s just the way it is. There is no alternative reality allowable in my profession. Not if one wants to keep their integrity intact. More

January 19th, 2017

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Winter is a great time to do some tabletop studio work. On the third Thursday of each month, I’ll be posting a new still photograph of one of my old film cameras. Call it a retro phase.

Leica’s M4-2 was a short-lived model built from 1978 to 1980. It was a simplified revision of the M4 (’66-’75). It didn’t have a self timer, but it had a working hot shoe and could take a winder. About 16,000 were made, including mine shown here. Bought in 1979, it was my first Leica rangefinder. More

January 18th, 2017

OUT OF AFRICA

Another historic Porsche has been featured in the January issue of PCA Panorama Magazine. It’s the 1973 911 Carrera RS that finished 2nd in the 1974 African Rally with Björn Waldegård at the wheel.

It’s a fascinating piece that tells the story of Porsche’s involvement in the East Africa Rally of Kenya. Thanks again to creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their incredible collaboration with my photos and text. And special thanks to Jürgen Barth for his input!

January 11th, 2017

SEARCHING FOR SALT – ONE YEAR LATER

Thanks to my friends at Road Scholars for publishing an update to my October 2015 award-winning article.

Road Scholars Magazine

Original “Searching For Salt” blog post

It tells the story of Porsche competitor Tom Woodford, who attended the 2014 Bonneville Salt Flats “World of Speed” event. It was the only automotive competition at Bonneville that wasn’t cancelled due to a lack of salt during a three-year period from 2013 to 2015. More

January 9th, 2017

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

PERSONAL WORK – 2016

2016 was a very creative year for me, and 2017 is not letting up. Here are some images of mine shot in Los Cabos, Mexico last year with a Leica M9-P and 50mm Summicron.

January 6th, 2017

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

WANT TO UPGRADE YOUR EARLY 911 SUSPENSION?

Porsche’s first 911 sport cars in stock form ride a bit soft by today’s standards. Their shocks and bushings are easily worn out over time. My latest Road Scholars Magazine article covers the basics of maintaining and subtly upgrading the ride of your early 911, while improving its handling. Enjoy!

Road Scholars Magazine Article

January 3rd, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

CHOOSE YOURSELF

“If you don’t choose the life you want to live, chances are, someone else is going to choose it for you. And the results are probably not going to be pretty.” More

January 1st, 2017

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Those who follow my blog, know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location. Stay Tuned…