June 24th, 2017

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June 24th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

SMART DISCO

OK, maybe that’s an oxymoron. But exactly 37 years ago Jackson Browne released his answer to what was then music’s latest rage. It didn’t hurt that it included the best ever song about Lowell George of Little Feat. More

June 22nd, 2017

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

My father died of it. And, now I’ve written about it. Not sure I really ever understood its signifigance until now.

See my earlier post, then learn more about upcoming events at Drive Toward a Cure. And be sure to read my article in the June issue of Road Scholars Magazine

June 19th, 2017

PORSCHE WINS LE MANS AGAIN

With six hours to go they were 19 laps down. But that didn’t stop the Porsche 919 Hybrid team from clawing its way back to an overall win, its third consecutive Le Mans title.

Congrats to New Zealanders Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, and fellow factory driver from Germany Timo Bernhard for a heroic victory!

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche Presse)

June 15th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Nikon F is a true icon. Introduced in 1959, it was the first successful 35mm single lens reflex camera. The last F made (followed by the F2 version) was called the Apollo. This one’s from 1973 and is pictured with the classic 55mm f1.2 AI Nikkor lens that was used by NASA astronauts in space.

Enough about gear. It’s just a tool. So this will be my last Throwback Thursday for awhile. I need to get back to discovering myself by taking more photographs!

June 7th, 2017

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

LIFE AND TIME

It’s been one heck of a week. My mom broke her femur six weeks after a hip replacement at age 91 in Seattle, and my niece gave birth to a healthy girl named Willow in Sydney. All within 9 hours. My perspective on life and time is changing by the minute.

June 5th, 2017

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

SUMMER OF LOVE

50 years ago, pop culture was blossoming. There was Sgt. Pepper, Andy Warhol, Haight Ashbury, free love, and power to the people. If you were a teenager in June 1967, you’ve never forgotten it. Luftgekühlt 4 last month reminded me of that heady time. The music was great, the vibe was cool, and the people were hip and exciting. Air-cooled Porsche 911 passion was at an all-time high. It was a “happening” event that I would love to see more of.

June 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month we take a behind the scenes look at an impromptu photo made at the end of the 2014 PCA Parade autocross championship. It had come down to the last run between two modified Porsches, a 914-6 and a Cayman. More

May 27th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

GREGG ALLMAN – LAID BACK

Gregg Allman passed away today. He was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band with brother and maestro guitarist Duane Allman.

Duane and bassist Berry Oakley died in in 1971 and 1972 in similar motorcycle accidents, after the release of the groundbreaking Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and At the Fillmore East. More

May 25th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PALOUSE WORKSHOP

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I’ll be leading a photo workshop immediately after the Porsche Club of America’s Parade in Spokane. It’s the ultimate “Drive your Porsche through the wheat fields of Washington road trip”. More

May 18th, 2017

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Here’s a look at an M9-P from 2013, my first digital Leica rangefinder. The black paint is now brassed after 100,000 exposures, but it’s still my favorite for personal work, fine art, and vacations!

May 13th, 2017

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

ERIC LINDEN (A.K.A. THE TRENDSETTER}

I’m at R Gruppe Treffen 2017 in Napa. And the timing couldn’t be better. My friend Eric Linden of Auto Foreign Services and his 1967 Porsche 911S have been setting R Gruppe trends for 20 years. More

May 10th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

WHY DID AIMEE’S RECORD NOT SUCCEED?

Whatever was the first solo record from Aimme Mann. It was released in 1993 to little fanfare, although it is arguably one of that year’s best albums. More

May 6th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

LUFTGEKUHLT 4

Tomorrow is the single biggest air-cooled Porsche social media event in Southern California. Luftgekühlt™ is the brainchild of Porsche factory racer Patrick Long and creative director Howie Idelson. They expect over 500 vintage Porsches to attend rain or shine. More

May 4th, 2017

DRIVE TOWARD A CURE

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Drive Toward a Cure Road Rally, which benefits Parkinson’s research. Kudos to Deb Pollack and Mark Davidson for organizing this successful and heartfelt California adventure. More

May 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

May is a long way from December. But, by popular demand, here’s this month’s story behind the shot.

In 2014 I was assigned to photograph an all original, low mileage 1958 Meissen Blue Porsche Speedster. I was in Seattle. It was in Montana. All I needed to do was be there in one week – on Christmas day. More