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June 23rd, 2019

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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 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 Here’s an unpublished shot from Luft 6.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 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.

April 21st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY EASTER / PASSOVER

No matter the season, I’m always looking for great Porsches and their owners to do stories on. Last summer at the Porsche Parade in Missouri, I spotted an amazing looking off-white 997.2 Targa. Standing next to the C4 was its owner, an African American man. That’s not something you see every day at a Porsche gathering. More

April 17th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

BUMPER CAR – THE 1974 911

Here’s the latest from Porsche Club of America’s national magazine: a feature using my photographs of a bright green 1974 911.

PCA editor Rob Sass tells the story of an era when car manufacturers needed to comply with new impact bumper laws. Porsche’s solution was one of the most elegant, and these automobiles still look great today. The lead image was shot from my drone.

April issue of Panorama Magazine

April 15th, 2019

LUFT 6

Amazingly, my 1972 Porsche 911 has been chosen to be included in the storyline display at the annual Luftgekühlt event in May. This year it’s being held at the famous backlot of Universal Studios. It still hasn’t sunk in how really lucky I am to be included. More

April 10th, 2019

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

TRAGEDY

My deepest symapathies to all those affected by the North Carolina explosion today. My thoughts are with the families of the injured and killed, the city of Durham, and my friends at the Ingram Collection and Road Scholars.

Read Cam Ingram’s reflections here.

March 20th, 2019

PARIS-DAKAR DESERT STORM

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on the Porsche rally trail lately. With articles and films on the East African Safari and the Baja Mexican 1000, I just can’t seem to get enough.

Here’s my latest story that focuses on Porsche’s Paris-Dakar (West African) campaigns.

The star car is a 1985 PD 959 piloted by Jacky Ickx and recently restored by Gunnar Racing. Thanks to everyone involved for their contributions. See the March issue of PCA’s national magazine Panorama for the 13-page feature with historic photographs:

PCA Panorama Article

March 3rd, 2019

VINYL, LEICA, AND THE EARLY 911 – MY STORY

You’ve probably read enough analogies of sports cars, fine cameras, and luxury audio equipment in high-end lifestyle magazines to get the idea that journalists are passionate about these things in a big way. I’m not immune, and vinyl records, Leica rangefinders, and Porsche 911s have been a fascination of mine since 1964.

Thanks to fellow Porsche and Leica fan Randy Leffingwell for publishing this in RS Magazine:

Early 911, Film, and Vinyl Article