July 26th, 2016

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

NEW PORTFOLIO IMAGES JUST UPLOADED!

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July 26th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THE BRUTAL TRUTH

Do we need more photographers? Here’s one man’s opinion. In the meantime, do work that matters. More

July 20th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

SIMPLE LIVING

Not sure I’ll ever get there, but it sure seems appealing to someone who’s got too much stuff.

Simple living is defined as voluntarily finding a less complicated lifestyle. It can include reducing one’s possessions (minimalism), increasing self-sufficiency (living off-the-grid), and/or focusing on a number of stress/distraction reducing disciplines: spirituality, health, balancing work–life, and spending quality time with your real family of friends.

(Photographer: Unknown)

July 15th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE LUGGAGE COLLECTOR

And now for something completely different. If you ever wanted a look at an awesome Porsche luggage collection here’s your chance. Thanks to Road Scholars Magazine for allowing Chris Stavros and I to share his story with readers.

Road Scholars Magazine

July 7th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE WITH HASSELBLAD

The world’s first medium format mirrorless camera has arrived, the Hasselblad X1D-50c. It is smaller and lighter than either the Canon 5Ds or Leica SL and features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor from the H6D. With an ISO range of 100 to 25600 and a dynamic range of up to 14 stops, it’ll shoot full 1080 HD video, but not 4K. More

July 3rd, 2016

Posted in Travel Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

CELEBRATE AMERICA

Have a great 4th of July and get out there wherever you are… There’s lots to do like car shows, cook-outs, outdoor concerts, and fireworks displays. Enjoy!

June 29th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

NEW PANAMERA

Porsche’s newly announced Panamera is good looking. This should increase sales for what already is the hot ticket item in many metropolitan areas. The 2016 face lift will also make my job much easier as a photographer. I love it.

(Photo courtesy Porsche AG)

June 25th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

SPIEL COVER

Thanks to the editor and art director at the PCA PNWR Spiel newsletter for featuring my photograph on the cover of their June issue! Dig that Rohr Porsche 911 GT1!

June 21st, 2016

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

PORSCHE WINS LE MANS FOR THE 18TH TIME

Porsche’s 919 Hybrid #2 with Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) driving took the checkered flag in first overall when Toyota faltered on track with three minutes to go in the 24 hour race.

The second Porsche 919 Hybrid wearing #1, shared by reigning endurance world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), had a long stop for repairs at night, fought back, and finally finished 13th overall.

(Photo: courtesy Porsche AG)

June 15th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

PCA PANORAMA COVER

I do my best to find new angles and photo treatments for every story I take on. If I ever find myself repeating the same old shot, I will no longer consider myself a creative image maker.

Every so often I get a chance to do more – to make a photograph that goes beyond the one dimensional. Thanks to 1968 Porsche 911S owner John Binion and everyone at Panorama and Canepa for allowing me the opportunity to do that.

Panorama Magazine

June 12th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

A SAD DAY IN JUNE

There’s something about the non-manipulated files from Canon’s original 5D “Classic” camera with a 55 micro Nikkor lens. The perspective is natural, as is the color and contrast. It renders emotional values authentically. My heartfelt condolences to the Orlando community.

June 3rd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Racing / Auto Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Look for the first in a series of special off-the-beaten-path road trips in the next issue of Road Scholars Magazine. I’m leading off with a favorite of mine that I’ve driven dozens of times. Inspirational tales and photos are guaranteed. Enjoy!

Road Scholars Magazine

May 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EVERYBODY STARTS SOMEWHERE

As a photographer, my journey started at age 10. When I won an award from Kodak at 12, I probably should have known. By the summer of 1968 I knew and decided to hitchhike across San Francisco for two weeks photographing. Unfortunately, my parents still didn’t get it. My 11 rolls of undeveloped film were thrown out in the trash. Five years later I was on Maui at Haleakala playing with a camera once again (see above). I left that Canon rangefinder in a phone booth and became a doctor, but I never forgot my passion. And I never gave up.

That was the very first part of my journey. Everyone starts somewhere.

May 22nd, 2016

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

R GRUPPE TREFFEN 2016

Just back from Palm Springs for a photo shoot and to see my buddies in SoCal. R Gruppe’s early Porsche 911 gathering was held in the desert this year. We got lucky on Saturday with pleasant weather. Ted Rogers was there in his new Emory build 1967 911S – Sweet!

May 17th, 2016

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

WINEMAKER’S SPECIAL: THE BURGUNDY 912

The current issue of Porsche Club of America’s Panorama Magazine features my automotive writing and photography in the lead story. The subject is a 1966 912 in a special burgundy color – a shade that matches the grapes the owners use in making their own wine. Pete Stout and Richard Baron collaborated with superb editing and layout. Thanks also to the Porsche enthusiasts at the Hedges Family Estate Winery in eastern Washington for providing an appropriate backdrop. Enjoy!

May 15th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

BLONDE ON BLONDE OR PET SOUNDS?

These two landmark albums by Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys were both released on this day exactly 50 years ago. Which is your favorite and why?