August 19th, 2019

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August 19th, 2019

“FIRST PORSCHE” FAILS TO SELL

Technically speaking, the Type 64 isn’t really a Porsche… because the company didn’t exist when Ferdinand Porsche created the car in 1938. More

August 16th, 2019

THANK YOU – LEICA STORE OF BELLEVUE

It’s always nice when someone decides to place a print of yours in a commercial space. When that space is the Leica Store, in the prestigious Bellevue Square of Washington state, it’s doubly nice. Thank you Brandon, Nathan, Ilya, Steven, Ebi, Ray, Yvette and everyone at Leica for your support. More

August 13th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EXODUS

Several artist friends of mine are moving to the region of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. They report feeling very comfortable in their new surroundings. The wealthy ones are now living on the north island of New Zealand – even better.

August 10th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

GRIEF

Time magazine’s current cover lists 253 U.S. cities that experienced a mass shooting this year.

August 8th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

TRUTH

It’s kind of hard to find today, but back in 1968 truth was readily available.

That’s the year Jeff Beck laid waste to what had come before with his blues-rock album Truth. His band was an evolution of the Yardbirds and a foreshadowing of Faces. With Ron Wood on bass, vocals by Rod Stewart, and Beck’s electrifying guitar, this is the seminal electric blues, modified R&B, and psychedelically influenced rock and heavy-metal album. More

August 5th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

INTENTION

Intention is everything. When fully met, it involves your whole purpose and being. It also requires reasonable thinking and your commitment to follow through.

When times get tough, I try to remember, “Nobody said it was going to be easy”. No matter what happens, intention will see you through every time.

August 1st, 2019

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

LAUNCHING AND LANDING

When writing a feature, it’s the beginning and ending that are the most important to me. I can spend days on just those four paragraphs. The best editors honor this. Thank you. You know who you are.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

(Photo: Balboa Island Ferry, CA)

July 27th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

PINK MOON

OK, it’s the end of July, and I’ve somehow missed every one of this album’s significant anniversaries.

Still, this is probably the best article I’ve ever written about any subject, so here goes. More

July 24th, 2019

PCA PARADE

Porsche Club of America sent me to Miami this week to photograph and write about the annual Porsche Parade. For sure, I’ll be taking my bag of tricks along to capture every unusual angle on location. More

July 18th, 2019

000 MAGAZINE

Look for my Porsche 911 ST cover photograph and 45-page story in the current edition of 000 Magazine. This never before seen deep coverage of the ST is a first in Porsche journalism. More

July 13th, 2019

VINTAGE PORSCHE MARKET STILL HEALTHY

A 1972 911S I photographed for auction just sold for $279,000. Granted, it’s one of the best in the world. It’s basically a brand new car restored to perfection with Apollo history. Congrats to Scott and his family. Good news for me too, since I own a non-restored example.

Original listing

July 11th, 2019

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

RETRO VINTAGE STILL LIFE

Awhile ago I was inspired to do a still-life photo shoot of some of the stuff I bought over 25 years ago – amazingly, some of this archaic technology is now considered cool.

The ’58 M3 pictured here is the first Leica rangefinder I purchased in 1979. I had already bought a ’70 Leicaflex SL with a 50mm lens a month before. More

July 7th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

I LOVE THIS STUFF

Go, USA!

Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team may not be to everyone’s taste, but they are a force to be reckoned with.

(Photo: Francisco Seco/AP)

July 4th, 2019

Posted in Porsche Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Here’s to all those who have given of themselves to make the USA a better place where we can experience our hard won freedoms.

Above: Pearl Harbor U.S. flag reflected in a 1971 Porsche 911 ST campaigned by Richie Ginther’s all American team at Le Mans.

July 1st, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

NO GURU, NO METHOD, NO TEACHER

My favorite Van Morrison album was released 33 years ago. Recorded in part at The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA, it’s a magnificent record with David Hayes laying out on bass on “Foreign Window”. The lyrics can come off as obscure to most, but they’re transcendent to me. Check it out. More