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July 11th, 2020

Randy Wells | Director of Photography | Writer | Car and Automotive Photographer | Seattle and Santa Barbara

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A widely recognized, award-winning travel and automotive photographer, Randy Wells offers his best images, films, and essays at his main website here:

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May 25th, 2020

THIS IS THE MEMORIAL DAY I’M TRYING TO FORGET

On May 22, National Road Trip Day, I decided to drive around the neighborhood, picking up some groceries and the mail. I also added a hundred new road trip images to the website, once i got home – while praying for better days ahead.

Hopefully, this pandemic is peaking and will begin to pass. Still, it has made existing problems all the more apparent. The incompetence and sheer selfishness exhibited by many has made the nation that our veterans sacrificed their lives for look pathetic. On the flip side, what happens next could serve as a once-in-a-multi-generational chance to build a better future. More

March 22nd, 2020

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

Jackson Browne sang it best on “The Only Child”, but “Living in Another World”, a song by the British band Talk Talk, is just as good. It was recorded for their sophomore album The Colour of Spring in March of 1986.

I think it’s one of the more appropriate tunes for these uncertain times. I’m losing feathers too. “Life is what you make it” ain’t bad either.

The world goes through changes when it becomes impossible to maintain a balance. It’s just nature’s way of trying to slow us down and make us think about what is really important.

Take care, be aware, and stay safe. For something more upbeat, there’s this music: More

March 19th, 2020

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

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Long-time travelers will recognize this photo as a late ’80s Alaska Airlines commercial coach seat.

During all my miles as a travel photographer, I only saw this view once. Red sunset and red hair.

The last thing I ever wanted to see is what we are all going through now.

I’m glad I was able to see the world in the 80s and 90s, but I would love to revisit Italy again.

Be well and safe journeys.

January 30th, 2020

ON THE BEACH

So what’s the best Neil Young album? For me, it has to be 1974′s On The Beach.

It encapsulates the NY ethos most succinctly, without calling attention to itself, plus it’s remained topical for decades. More

January 23rd, 2020

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

(Cartoon: andrewgenn)

January 15th, 2020

Posted in Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

ANDY IRONS

I’ve just seen what has to be one of the best documentaries ever made, especially when it comes to extreme sports and lifestyle. It’s the 2018 film Andy Irons: Kissed by God. More

January 7th, 2020

CRIS HUERGAS

Intention is everything. When fully met, it involves your whole purpose and being. It requires passion, reasonable thinking, and a commitment to follow through.

When times get tough, I try to remember that no matter what happens, intention will see you through every time. Be confident, look outside the box, leave the herd behind, move forward, and ride. Godspeed.

R.I.P. Cris Huergas, R Gruppe Co-Founder

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January 1st, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR & 10th ANNIVERSARY!

Today, this blog celebrates its tenth year on the endless wire – pre-Instagram. Thanks to all for visiting this site and letting me share my life with you.

With an average of one new blog post every 5 days and an Instagram site now flourishing (@cars.randywells), it’s been an extremely satisfying last couple of years. It certainly helps me to keep writing!

Now, I just gotta keep up those New Year’s resolutions… Personally, I can’t wait for the 2020s.

(Photo: Motor Press Guild Best Film Award – March, 2019)
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December 11th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

(Photo: Evgenia Arbugaeva)

Behind the photo shoot

November 8th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

LOSS

A dear family friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter. More

September 5th, 2019

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

VACATION TIME!

After working pretty much every day for the past eight months, I’m going to take an extended vacation.

I’m going to soak in mineral hot springs while gazing at the stars, get a well-deserved massage (or two), walk on a deserted beach, learn street photography from a true master, and photograph some festivals.

I’ll also do a podcast.

See you when I get back.

(Photographer of a distant galaxy: Unknown)

August 10th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

GRIEF

Time magazine’s current cover lists 253 U.S. cities that experienced a mass shooting this year.

August 1st, 2019

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

LAUNCHING AND LANDING

When writing a feature, it’s the beginning and ending that are most important to me. I can spend days on just those four paragraphs – editing away anything that I can in Hemingway style. The best editors honor this. Thank you. You know who you are.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

(Photo: Balboa Island Ferry, CA)

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.