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January 23rd, 2020

Randy Wells | Director of Photography | Writer | Cars & Automotive | Seattle & Santa Barbara

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January 19th, 2020

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

LEICA M CAMERA WITH 47 MP COMING

The Leica M10-P digital rangefinder was a big step up from the M 240 model, but it is still a 24 MP camera. A rumored M10-R is expected to be released in 2020 with a 47 MP file size full-frame sensor. This could be the ultimate fine-art compact camera. Plus, with the extra large file, there will be no need to bring along a long telephoto M lens. Just take a 50mm and/or 90mm and crop as needed!

January 10th, 2020

THANKS 000!

It’s great to have my images included again in 000 Magazine. Issue 012 features my coverage of Cameron Healey at the wheel of his 1951 Le Mans class-winning 356 SL #46 on Mullholand Drive. These photos accompany Jeff Zwart’s cover and beauty shots, along with Chris Greenwood’s build photos, to help tell an amazing story. Special thanks go to Pete Stout, Rod Emory, Cameron and the whole crew for making it happen!

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 25th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PERSONAL WORK – 2019

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I post a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

In 2019, I took on more commercial photography along with some larger automotive editorial projects. That meant my personal work was even more important to provide some balance.

So, I made a solo sojourn to Nevada last winter. That road trip resulted in a series of aerial abstracts. Here are three of them.

I hope your holidays are blessed!

December 18th, 2019

AT THE CROSSROADS

Thanks to PCA Panorama Magazine for publishing my feature in their December issue. It tells the story of a one-year-old 1971 Porsche 911S that was left for dead in a ditch by the side of Canada’s Alcan highway where it intersects the Yukon River.

With the use of my drone in Washington state, I was able to portray the feeling the second owners have for this car and its journey. The opening spread shows the restored car crossing a bridge over a river, with the article’s title, “At the Crossroads”.

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December 11th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

(Photo: Evgenia Arbugaeva)

Behind the photo shoot

December 1st, 2019

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November 26th, 2019

MEET OTIS: REMAINS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOT

Sometimes you get lucky.

An article gets magically downloaded to your left brain and everybody loves it. A photograph appears that is mesmerizing, and you capture it with one of your cameras. Then you see it with your right brain in the edit.

Humbleness is necessary when this happens. It’s a gift. Pure and simple. All you can do is give thanks and hope that it’s not the only one.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 20th, 2019

LEICA SL2

This camera I find very interesting. I’ve been shooting with a Leica since 1979, but switched my SLRs to Canon in the ’90s when Leica discontinued their R line. I have continued to use the Leica M and Q models for my personal work. More

November 13th, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY EMORY!

I am very fortunate to have known Gary Emory of Parts Obsolete for over 20 years. We have always seen eye to eye and appreciated each other for who we are. He’s an icon in the Porsche world and one of the ultimate stand up guys.

(Photo by Andrea Wells at Luft 2019)

October 31st, 2019

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Trick: Devil hood ornament on hot rod at World of Speed, Bonneville Salt Flats.

Treat: Have a devilishly good day.

October 17th, 2019

1973 CARRERA RS 2.7 LIGHTWEIGHT VS. TOURING

Most comparisons of this type gloss over some of the differing details that separate these two versions of what many believe is one of the best Porsche 911s ever built. My feature in the current issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine avoids taking the easy road by looking in-depth at the iconic 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 touring and lightweight, including build variations and driving impressions. More

October 11th, 2019

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

ALEX WEBB

When I mention the name of this pre-eminant street photographer today, I am often met with blank stares. In our disparate world, that reaction really shouldn’t surprise me. Yet, a part of me says, “How can that be?” More

October 7th, 2019

THANKS PANO!

The annual Porsche Club of America’s national gathering took place in Florica this year. Once again I was assigned to photograph and write about the attending car owners and their Porsches. Despite extreme humidity and heat, I got the shots. Look for them in this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine!

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