November 8th, 2019

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November 8th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

LOSS

A dear family friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter. More

October 31st, 2019

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Trick: Devil hood ornament on custom hot rod at World of Speed, Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. Shot on Canon 5D MkII with 50mm lens.

Treat: Have a devilishly good day.

October 25th, 2019

SAFARI 911 BUILDS

After completing features on Rothsport Racing’s Safari 911s in print and film, and seeing what they could do, I was convinced. This is the ultimate answer to an off-road Porsche. And it is. If you want to actually finish the Baja 500 or Mexican 1000. More

October 17th, 2019

1973 CARRERA RS 2.7 LIGHTWEIGHT VS. TOURING

Most comparisons of this type gloss over some of the differing details that separate these two versions of what many believe is one of the best Porsche 911s ever built. My feature in the current issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine avoids taking the easy road by looking in-depth at the iconic 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 touring and lightweight, including build variations and driving impressions. More

October 11th, 2019

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

ALEX WEBB

When I mention the name of this pre-eminant street photographer today, I am often met with blank stares. In our disparate world, that reaction really shouldn’t surprise me. Yet, a part of me says, “How can that be?” More

October 7th, 2019

THANKS PANO!

The annual Porsche Club of America’s national gathering took place in Florica this year. Once again I was assigned to photograph and write about the attending car owners and their Porsches. Despite extreme humidity and heat, I got the shots. Look for them in this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine!

PCA Panorama Magazine

September 28th, 2019

NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Life is nothing if not interesting. Here I am married to the most amazing woman for 25 years, and I’m still working on being a better husband. More

September 25th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

ABBEY ROAD

My favorite album by The Beatles was released 50 years ago this week. More

September 17th, 2019

PODCAST – RAIN CITY SUPERCARS

Thanks to Dan Putnam and Nick Bergeron of Rain City Supercars for inviting me to join them on their podcast this week. And thank you to everyone at Drivers Club in Redmond, WA for hosting the event. This is an awesome venue and an amazing car storage facility!

Rain City Supercars Podcast

Drivers Club

(Photo: Karl Noakes)

September 9th, 2019

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

ROBERT FRANK R.I.P.

Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century has died at the age of 94.

His photographic book The Americans is considered a landmark document of the USA in the 20th century. Originally printed in Paris in 1958, it is now revered for its expressively ambiguous photographs, which still provoke differing interpretations. More

September 5th, 2019

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

VACATION TIME!

After working pretty much every day for the past eight months, I’m going to take an extended vacation.

I’m going to soak in mineral hot springs while gazing at the stars, get a well-deserved massage (or two), walk on a deserted beach, learn street photography from a true master, and photograph some festivals.

I’ll also do a podcast.

See you when I get back.

(Photographer of a distant galaxy: Unknown)

August 31st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

DEATH VALLEY

This is the last place you want to be in August. It’s 120 degrees in Death Valley this weekend. But give it three more months, and it’s perfect at 75.

August 26th, 2019

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

This has to be one of the lamest song titles in all of pop culture. Completely anti-Gene Smith philosophy. The reality is, unless you are being forced with bodily harm, nobody makes you do anything. More

August 23rd, 2019

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

JOHNNY DEPP IS W. EUGENE SMITH IN MINIMATA

Filming has begun in Japan to portray one of the most inspiring photo essayists ever. W. Eugene Smith’s images in Life magazine are legendary for their powerful emotion and use of low key light. His 1948 series, “Country Doctor”, is now recognized as “the first extended editorial photo story”. More

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 first built the car in 1938. More