February 20th, 2019

Randy Wells | Automotive Filmmaker | Writer & Director of Photography

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February 20th, 2019

THE EARLY 911, VINYL, AND LEICAS

Here’s an insight into my guilty pleasures.

I’ve been a record collector ever since I bought my first LP in 1964. Still have it. Leica film cameras and lenses followed in 1979. An early Porsche 911 was something I’ve wanted since I was 16. Had to wait until 1996 for that one. Now I have multiples of everything… More

February 16th, 2019

MPG AWARD FINALIST

Motor Press Guild has announced the 2018 award finalists for excellence in automotive journalism. The winner will be announced on the 24th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. I’ll be there.

Thanks to the judges for choosing my film ICARUS as a finalist in the Feature Video category.

See more here

February 14th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

For me, jazz pianist Bill Evans is the coolest.

Released a little over 60 years ago, the tune “Peace Piece” on his album Everybody Digs Bill Evans has everything: it’s romantic, transcendental and groundbreaking.

The pastoral piano improvisation foreshadows “Flamenco Sketches” and “Blues in Green” on Miles Davis’ seminal modal jazz masterpiece Kind of Blue.

In a word… COOL.

February 9th, 2019

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

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER GUY WEBSTER

Hollywood photographer Guy Webster passed away today at 79. He created several iconic ’60s album covers, including The Doors, The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas. RIP

February 6th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE SHOT THAT IS NO LONGER

Yesterday, the new underground viaduct opened on Seattle’s waterfront. The old elevated Alaskan Way highway closed last month. It was the best spot to make a photograph with cars driving in front of the skyline. Fortunately, I made my shots before it was scheduled for removal.

PCA Panorama Magazine

February 1st, 2019

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

MORE FIM WORK AHEAD

With 2019 shaping up to be another great year, I’m putting together a new demo reel. Stay tuned.

The Art of the Opening Shot from Filmnørdens Hjørne on Vimeo.

January 25th, 2019

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

FIFTY WINTER GETAWAYS

Travel escape lists are published all the time. This one looks different. It appears to be very useful with attractive fares and specials.

I just returned from a personal getaway to Nevada and Arizona via Las Vegas. A perfect week-long winter digital detox! My Leica images from this road trip are now loaded on my Personal Work page.

50 Ways to Escape

January 21st, 2019

AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISM – THE REAL TRUTH

Well, one person’s version of it anyway. Which probably isn’t too far off. It’s tough out there! More

January 17th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

EMORY MOTORSPORTS

Rod and Gary Emory represent one of the best of modern day Porsche fabricators. Their 356 outlaws are legendary – with Gary’s original vision and Rod’s hands on artistry. I’ve known both of them for over 20 years and they are the real deal. They continue to contribute to the Porsche 356 hot rod community every day as they have for decades.

Look for an article from me on these two guys in the near future.

January 14th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

MT. SHUKSAN FINE ART PRINT

My print of “Mt. Shuksan in the Snow” is currently being offered for sale in “Your Daily Photograph”, a curated online show at Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

CLICK HERE to purchase this print.

January 12th, 2019

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

ULTIMATE TRACK CAR?

“The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is built for people seeking a piece of self-defined freedom,” says Porsche AG.

Sounds good to me. More

January 8th, 2019

SAFARI 911 SC / BACK TO THE FLATS

Thanks to Randy Leffingwell and Road Scholars Magazine for publishing two stories of mine in their January issue. More

January 6th, 2019

THANKS TO PANORAMA

Porsche Club of America recently published my photos and text from September’s Rennsport Reunion VI in their national magazine Panorama. Here are three unpublished photos that I’d like to share with you.

The first two are of a Porsche race car from the ’60s. The last is a screenshot made at the Dhani Harrison concert that weekend in California. Great show!

January 1st, 2019

ANY WORLD THAT I’M WELCOME TO…

2018 was enlightening, 2019 promises to be even better. Let’s go! More

December 31st, 2018

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

Hope you had a good 2018. It was tumultuous for sure. But for me, there were also too many highlights to count.

Certainly one must be my Proterra Electric Bus assignment in Seattle. Thanks to Sybil and her team for keeping it fun!

Gotta’ say, I’m really lucky I get to do what I love for a living (especially since I’m not a trust fund kid!).