Archive for the Photography Blog category

April 17th, 2018

THE ULTIMATE 928 DIY RESTORATION

“Minerva’s Journey” is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rebuild a 166,000-mile Porsche from the tub up to “as new” stock condition nearly 40 years after it left the factory.

William Anast and Rob Edwards deserve big kudos for this month’s publication of their 1978 928 refurbishment in PCA’s Panorama Magazine. This was an epic journey in more ways than one.

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April 17th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Storyteller | Director of Photography | Writer

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April 13th, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WHO CAN SEE IT

If you’re interested in travel photography as a full-time profession, here are some reflections from a 23 year-old giving it all he’s got. Unfortunately, as hard as he tries, his plan is likely to fail over the long term.

The Life of a Travel Photographer

April 4th, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment depends on what is needed. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. More

April 1st, 2018

THE GOLD 911R AND KEVIN JEANNETTE

Here’s a pic of Bruce Jennings and Kevin Jeannette from the late 1960s with Porsche 911R #15. What a wonderful moment. Look for a future article on this car. Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day!

(Photograph: Courtesy Kevin Jeannette Collection)

March 21st, 2018

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

THE 28MM FOCAL LENGTH

Here’s why I think the 28mm is the best storytelling lens. It’s wide. But, if you have previously mastered the 17 or 21mm focal length, it’s perfect. Plus the 28mm is extremely cinematic. It’s the same effective focal length as a smartphone. Except, depending on your camera body, it is even smarter. It has multiple more megapixels to record all that information. More

March 17th, 2018

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

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For all of you with a wee bit of Irish in your heritage, here’s a photo of a Conda Green Kremer-Porsche 911 ST I’d like to be wearing today.

March 12th, 2018

THE PORSCHE EFFECT

Thanks to everyone at Road Scholars Magazine and the Petersen Automotive Museum for the opportunity to cover opening night of “The Porsche Effect” exhibit in LA. Shot entirely with a Leica Q and 28mm lens. Read all about it here:

Road Scholars Magazine – The Porsche Effect

February 17th, 2018

BACK TO BACK

These two Porsches owned by Ryan Snodgrass are the inspiration for his amazing books: a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 and a 1977 Turbo 3.0 930.

See the latest issue of Panorama Magazine for my feature comparing them back to back on the streets of Seattle. It’s a fun ride.

PCA Panorama Magazine

Ryan’s Books at Parabolica Press

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February 7th, 2018

CAR DETAILS

Focusing on the essentials of a car is part of any automotive photo shoot. It’s actually one of the simplest things to do. No decisive moments, no complicated arrangements, no trying to introduce texture or a backdrop. It’s deceptively easy, as long as you have the right angle, the right crop, and the right light (which you may have to add). More

January 29th, 2018

ELECTRIC TESLA ROADSTER CONCEPT CAR
MEET PORSCHE’S MISSION E

Promised: 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. A top speed of 250 mph. 650 mile range. OK, I’m impressed. Whenever the Porsche becomes available, I’ll specify it as my Uber car…

(Photos: Courtesy Tesla and Porsche AG)

January 21st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GEM OF A 944

PCA Panorama Magazine has done it again… Check out my latest Porsche publication featuring a 3,777 mile 1983 Porsche 944. This gem belongs to Bill Morris of Tacoma, Washington and is a regular concours winner. Heck, it’s an all original time capsule!

Panorama Magazine

January 17th, 2018

AUTOCROSS MASTER – PART 2

Here’s part 2 of my latest Roads Scholars Magazine feature. It completes a profile of Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Fun stuff!

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 2

January 3rd, 2018

MPG AWARD FINALIST… AGAIN

Well, I suppose I can toot my horn a bit, although the Motor Press Guild winners won’t be announced until next month. I was very fortunate to have a great project fall in my lap last year. Jeff Gamroth called and asked if I would like to document his Rothsport Racing Team effort at the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally. I said yes of course. More

January 1st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEST WISHES FOR 2018

I have several trips planned up and down the west coast of the U.S. throughout 2018 – in case you need to piggyback an assignment!

December 27th, 2017

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

PERSONAL WORK – 2017

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider to be my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

2017 was another amazing year. I experienced a lot of loss, but that just fed my creativity in new ways. These images were shot within 100 feet of my home in October with a Leica Q – an amazing camera.

Happy New Year!