June 23rd, 2019

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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 in the North Country Region 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 blast hanging with the Grattons, 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 month, 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 Here’s an unpublished shot from Luft 6.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 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

May 21st, 2019

Posted in Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

NIKI LAUDA R.I.P

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda of Austria has died at age 70.

He was the only driver in F1 history to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren. He survived a fiery crash in 1976 and went on to win two more world championships. The film “Rush” directed by Ron Howard depicted his racing life.

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(Photo: Nelson Antoine/AP)

May 19th, 2019

R GRUPPE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TREFFEN

This weekend I attended the annual gathering of hot rod early 911 Porsches for the 20th time. Wow, did those years go by quick! So glad I could spend them following my passion and hanging out with my buds. I’ll be gathering footage and photos for a look back at this amazing two decade experience soon.

May 17th, 2019

DEREK BELL BOOK REVIEW

Well, here’s another something I don’t do everyday. Randy Leffingwell of RS Magazine asked me to review racer Derek Bell’s latest book. Recommended!

You can read all about it here:
Road Scholars Magazine

May 12th, 2019

LUFT 6 GOES HOLLYWOOD

Thanks to Patrick Long, Howie Idelson, and Jeff Zwart for accommodating me in covering the 2019 Porsche event of the year – Luftgekühlt at the back lot of Universal Studios.

Look for my air-cooled extravaganza article and photos this week in:

Road Scholars Magazine.

(Photo by Randy made on a Leica Q)

May 6th, 2019

AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE LEICA S SYSTEM

The Leica S3 is the latest development of the famous company’s medium format camera system. It’s the result of 10 years of close collaboration with professional photographers to produce exceptional picture quality and outstanding flexibility.

I love using the Leica S 007, and this camera promises to be even better: 64-megapixel resolution, high sensor dynamic range and sensitivity up to ISO 50000, 4 fps, 4K video, and, of course, those amazing Leica optics. Along with the new Q2, this is the ultimate modern digital Leica. Available later this year.

(Top Photo: Courtesy Leica AG, Bottom Photo: Randy Wells with MB and Leica S)

May 2nd, 2019

GRAY MAY

May is one of my favorite times to be in California. It’s not for the weather. Grey skies and fog enter the L.A. area for that month and the next, while Seattle’s climate is just starting to get clearer with warmer days. More

April 26th, 2019

RALLY 4 KIDS

Tomorrow, there’s a car rally benefiting the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara, California. This promises to be a fantastic automotive event with lots of photo ops of amazing cars and their owners. I’ll be there to contribute and enjoy the fun.

More info here.