July 13th, 2019

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July 16th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

PINK MOON

OK, it’s July 2019, and I’ve somehow missed every one of this album’s significant anniversaries.

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

June 27th, 2019

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S TOO HOT OUTSIDE

One of my specialties is automotive studio photography. When the sun’s blazing, the summer light can be too harsh to shoot in all day. That’s when I’ll pop into the studio, where I have complete control over the lighting. Like with this Porsche 356 Cabriolet.

June 23rd, 2019

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

LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot again for an auction company – in Spokane. The subject was a rare custom Datsun 240Z. As usual, my job was to find a great location on the spot within minutes. Thanks to the owner for helping me capture this image.

June 19th, 2019

Posted in Racing / Auto Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

FORD VS. FERRARI – OFFICIAL TRAILER

A movie based on the legendary Ford GT40 race car, which beat Ferrari at its own game, will premiere in November. Matt Damon stars as Caroll Shelby, the man who designed the GT40, and Christian Bale plays the role of Ken Miles, the British driver in the GT40 MkII that won Le Mans in 1966. Directed by James Mangold, it promises to be a good one.

June 16th, 2019

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Happy Father’s Day, and congrats to the Gratton family of the Porsche Club of America. Their 1983 Porsche 944 will be featured in the July issue of Panorama, the club’s national magazine. It was a real blast photographing and writing about their father’s journey with this car!

The key is to find the truth. Some stories are true. This is one of them.

June 11th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

I STILL LOVE SUMMER

The freedom I feel during summer in the Pacific Northwest is undeniable. For the rest of the year, the weather can be downright depressing, but when the sun shines on that green and blue landscape, one can’t help but feel rejuvenated. Digging my new boat and motor!

June 8th, 2019

I LOVE SUMMER

Refelecting on all the amazing things I’ve seen over the past months, this photo probably says it best. Going to car shows and meeting new owners and their cars is a constant source of reveal for me and my work. Here’s an unpublished shot from Luft 6. I’m off to another gathering today that’s sure to inspire me further on my journey.

June 3rd, 2019

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

IT’S SO GREAT TO BE BACK

Being a freelance artist means you are going to have to come to terms with stuff others don’t have to. Thankfully, we can always come back to being creative in a place where all that stuff goes away… for awhile. More

May 29th, 2019

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

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN

I’m known as a good guy who will do almost anything for his friends and clients. The operative word here is “almost.” More

May 24th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THIS DAY IN MUSIC

1941 – On this day Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) was born. Dylan went on to release over 40 albums and was a major influence on The Beatles. His biggest hits included the 1965 single ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and twelve Grammy Awards. Here he is with George Harrison and the Traveling Wilburys playing one of my favorite songs. More