Archive for the Photography Blog category

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 24th, 2019

PCA PARADE

Porsche Club of America sent me to Miami this week to photograph and write about the annual Porsche Parade. For sure, I’ll be taking my bag of tricks along to capture every unusual angle on location. More

July 18th, 2019

000 MAGAZINE

Look for my Porsche 911 ST cover photograph and 45-page story in the current edition of 000 Magazine. This never before seen deep coverage of the ST is a first in Porsche journalism. More

July 13th, 2019

VINTAGE PORSCHE MARKET STILL HEALTHY

A 1972 911S I photographed for auction just sold for $279,000. Granted, it’s one of the best in the world. It’s basically a brand new car restored to perfection with Apollo history. Congrats to Scott and his family. Good news for me too, since I own a non-restored example.

Original listing

July 11th, 2019

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

RETRO VINTAGE STILL LIFE

Awhile ago I was inspired to do a still-life photo shoot of some of the stuff I bought over 25 years ago – amazingly, some of this archaic technology is now considered cool.

The ’58 M3 pictured here is the first Leica rangefinder I purchased in 1979. I had already bought a ’70 Leicaflex SL with a 50mm lens a month before. More

June 27th, 2019

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S TOO HOT OUTSIDE

One of my specialties is automotive studio photography. When the sun’s blazing, the summer light can be too harsh to shoot in all day. That’s when I’ll pop into the studio, where I have complete control over the lighting. Like with this Porsche 356 Cabriolet.

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 16th, 2019

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Happy Father’s Day, and congrats to the Gratton family of the Porsche Club of America. Their 1983 Porsche 944 will be featured in the July issue of Panorama, the club’s national magazine. More

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 months, 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, Porsche Blog, Travel 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 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 the last issue of:

Road Scholars Magazine

Adios amigos, we had a good ride.

(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. More