March 28th, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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March 28th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

There are some scenes I come across that are just inherently perfect. The colors, the balance, everything works together – like a painting. You just point and shoot. The result is a travel souvenir that continues to reward after repeated viewing.

Leica M9-P with 50mm Summicron

March 23rd, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

PERCEPTION

We do not see what there is, but we see what we want to see or have learned to see. The important (thing) is to understand what we do not see. – Erwin Puts

Leica M9-P with 50mm Summicron

March 20th, 2017

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

THANKS LEICA!

It was a sincere pleasure speaking at the monthly Cameras, Coffee & Conversation in Washington state’s Leica Store Bellevue. Thanks to Brandon, Ford, Angela, Nathan and Steve for their invitation. And thanks to all who participated in this fun event where we discussed the intricacies of car photography!

(Photo: Courtesy Leica Store Bellevue)

March 16th, 2017

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

One of the all-time great mechanical Leica rangefinders built from 1984 to 2003. Here’s my M6 built in 1991, my fifth Leica rangefinder after a M4-2, M3, M2 and M4. And the first one with a built in meter!

March 12th, 2017

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

CAYENNE

Porsche’s SUV has turned out to be the perfect daily driver for my wife and I. All-wheel drive, great visibility, comfortable, not too big for city parking – but enough storage capacity to haul all our gear and still function as a camera car. Love it!

March 8th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am that Robin Rickabaugh designed this amazing logo for me over 20 years ago. I miss you, buddy.

March 5th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

JOIN ME AT THE LEICA STORE BELLEVUE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 19

You are invited to join me on Sunday, March 19th at 1 pm for this month’s Coffee, Cameras and Conversation event at the Leica Store in Bellevue Square, Washington.

Learn about ins and outs of automotive photography, some challenges along the way that one might face in the studio and on location, and how to capture the essence of any given motor vehicle in an artistic way. Hot coffee and doughnuts served – see you there!

Details Here

March 1st, 2017

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

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month we look at an image of mine that’s from the very first magazine feature ever done on John Straub’s old 1967 911. I titled it “Rust Never Sleeps”, and it appeared in the November 2011 issue of Excellence Magazine. More

February 26th, 2017

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OSCAR WINNERS 1927-2015

Watch what came before – in preparation for tonight’s winner of the award very cinematographer would love to win. More

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