May 20th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Filmmaker | Writer & Director of Photography

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May 20th, 2018

R GRUPPE TREFFEN

Yes, I’ve been to every R Gruppe Treffen – 18 in a row. This year’s event in Buellton, California featured great weather and camaraderie. Having a drone to photograph stills and video ensured it was even more special. Thanks to all my friends for a wonderful time.

May 15th, 2018

MAY 911R GOODNESS

No, it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. This month’s Panormama Magazine features my interview with Kevin Jeannette and his purchase of Porsche’s 911R #15 for $9500. Check it out. It’s hilarious.

May 9th, 2018

PLAYTIME AT THE EMORY’S

Check out my latest feature in Road Scholars Magazine. It’s a behind the scenes look at Rod and Zayne Emory’s toy car collection. Lots of great stories are told against a backdrop of miniature models in their new Emory Motorsports shop in North Hollywood.

All photos shot on a Leica Q with natural light.

Road Scholars Magazine Article

May 2nd, 2018

THANKS TO THE ROTHSPORT RACING TEAM

Last year I was given the opportunity to photograph and write a feature article and short film on two Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s, both of which finished the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road race.

This year I was assigned to make a longer film. As a consequence, I was able to hire an assistant, Matthew Psyllos, who is a SF-based cinematographer and drone pilot. That made all the difference! With Nick Roveda as the film’s editor, we are in good hands.

Thanks to everyone on the Rothsport Racing team, especially Jeff Gamroth and Cameron Healy, for helping me to make a true cinematic documentary. Watch for a film this fall.

April 29th, 2018

CAMERON AND ERIC HEALY WIN AT THE MEXICAN 1000 TO MAKE PORSCHE HISTORY

A production-based Porsche 911 has never won its class at a Baja 1000 off-road race. Cameron Healy (driver) and Eric Healy (navigator) took the win in the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 Vintage Stock Production Cars class piloting a Rothsport Racing Porsche Safari 964. Teammates Jeff Gamroth and Tim Ralston of Rothsport Racing finished second. Congrats to all!

April 25th, 2018

2018 MEXICAN 1000 BAJA RACE

Check out my Instagram page to see how we are doing with the Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s in Baja!

Randy’s Instagram

April 17th, 2018

THE ULTIMATE 928 DIY RESTORATION

“Minerva’s Journey” is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rebuild a 166,000-mile Porsche from the tub up to “as new” stock condition nearly 40 years after it left the factory.

William Anast and Rob Edwards deserve big kudos for this month’s publication of their 1978 928 refurbishment in PCA’s Panorama Magazine. This was an epic journey in more ways than one.

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April 13th, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WHO CAN SEE IT

If you’re interested in travel photography as a full-time profession, here are some reflections from a 23 year-old giving it all he’s got. Unfortunately, as hard as he tries, his plan is likely to fail over the long term.

The Life of a Travel Photographer

April 4th, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment depends on what is needed. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. More

April 1st, 2018

THE GOLD 911R AND KEVIN JEANNETTE

Here’s a pic of Bruce Jennings and Kevin Jeannette from the late 1960s with Porsche 911R #15. What a wonderful moment. Look for a future article on this car. Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day!

(Photograph: Courtesy Kevin Jeannette Collection)

March 27th, 2018

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

IT DOESN’T MATTER

Stephen Stills and Manassas were a short-lived super group in the early 1970s. They made some great music together. Here’s proof. Big Gretsch guitars, big hair, big mutton chops… all live, no overdubs, no lip-synching. “Moment by moment One day at a time. It doesn’t matter, it’s nothing but dreaming anyhow.” More

March 21st, 2018

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

THE 28MM FOCAL LENGTH

Here’s why I think the 28mm is the best storytelling lens. It’s wide. But, if you have previously mastered the 17 or 21mm focal length, it’s perfect. Plus the 28mm is extremely cinematic. It’s the same effective focal length as a smartphone. Except, depending on your camera body, it is even smarter. It has multiple more megapixels to record all that information. More

March 17th, 2018

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

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For all of you with a wee bit of Irish in your heritage, here’s a photo of a Conda Green Kremer-Porsche 911 ST I’d like to be wearing today.

March 12th, 2018

THE PORSCHE EFFECT

Thanks to everyone at Road Scholars Magazine and the Petersen Automotive Museum for the opportunity to cover opening night of “The Porsche Effect” exhibit in LA. Shot entirely with a Leica Q and 28mm lens. Read all about it here:

Road Scholars Magazine – The Porsche Effect

March 7th, 2018

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

DEBRIS

One of my favorite songs. And my favorite Ron Wood riff on any album. Here’s a Ronnie Lane tune from 1971 with Rod Stewart, and the rest of Faces, with producer Glyn Johns on board. It just gets better with age.

“I’ve been there and back, just to see how far it was…”