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May 18th, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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May 13th, 2017

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

ERIC LINDEN (A.K.A. THE TRENDSETTER}

I’m at R Gruppe Treffen 2017 in Napa. And the timing couldn’t be better. My friend Eric Linden of Auto Foreign Services and his 1967 Porsche 911S have been setting R Gruppe trends for 20 years.

The story of the man and his first sports purposes early 911 will appear in Excellence Magazine this month.

You can check out Eric’s exact replicas of those hard to find early 911 parts here.

May 4th, 2017

DRIVE TOWARD A CURE

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Drive Toward a Cure Road Rally, which benefits Parkinson’s research. Kudos to Deb Pollack and Mark Davidson for organizing this successful and heartfelt California adventure.

My wife and I followed a Porsche 356B Super 90 from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles to the Mullin Museum in Oxnard to the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles. There we joined in a banquet and staged rally to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Learn more at Drive Toward a Cure.

May 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

May is a long way from December. But, by popular demand, here’s this month’s story behind the shot.

In 2014 I was assigned to photograph an all original, low mileage 1958 Meissen Blue Porsche Speedster. I was in Seattle. It was in Montana. All I needed to do was be there in one week – on Christmas day. More

April 29th, 2017

TEAM ROTHSPORT PORSCHE 964 TROPHIES AT MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

Congrats to Jeff Zwart, Cameron Healy, Jeff Gamroth, and Carl Van Austen for finishing 3rd and 4th in the Vintage class of the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 race in Baja. These were the first Porsche 911s to finish this toughest of rallies during the event’s 50 year history!

It was an honor to be chosen as the official team photographer and videographer for the seven day trip. And what a trip it was! Look for an article and video to follow soon…

March 28th, 2017

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

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

There are some scenes I come across that are inherently perfect. The colors, the lines, the balance, everything works together – like a painting. You just point and shoot. The result is a travel souvenir that continues to reward after repeated viewing.

Leica M9-P with 50mm Summicron

March 12th, 2017

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

CAYENNE

Porsche’s SUV has turned out to be the perfect daily driver for my wife and I. All-wheel drive, great visibility, comfortable, not too big for city parking – but enough storage capacity to haul all our gear and still function as a camera car. Love it!

March 1st, 2017

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

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month we look at an image of mine that’s from the very first magazine feature ever done on John Straub’s old 1967 911. I titled it “Rust Never Sleeps”, and it appeared in the November 2011 issue of Excellence Magazine. More

February 23rd, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

IT PAYS TO GET UP EARLY

Two views shot first thing in the morning this month. I feel very fortunate to have these landscapes and weather conditions available to me. Now it’s off to California for another environment to photograph!

See our New Landscape Gallery!

February 18th, 2017

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

SINGER IN SUN VALLEY

Thanks to Singer Vehicle Design rep Deb Pollack and PCA magazine editor Amy Skogstrom for putting together this assignment for me. The current issue of Porsche Panorama features a “reimagined” 911 that I spent the weekend with in Idaho last summer. Yeah, it was an experience that I’ll never forget! Dig creative director Richard Baron’s layout…

Feb ’17 PCA Panorama Magazine

February 1st, 2017

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

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

On the first of every month I’ll be posting about a photograph I made.

This month we look at an image I created in 2010. It’s an Aga Blue 1973 911E parked in front of some old quonset huts in Orange County. The car’s owner and I scouted this unusual set of buildings and arrived at dawn the next day. More

January 11th, 2017

SEARCHING FOR SALT – ONE YEAR LATER

Thanks to my friends at Road Scholars for publishing an update to my October 2015 award-winning article.

Road Scholars Magazine

It tells the story of Porsche competitor Tom Woodford, who attended the 2014 Bonneville Salt Flats “World of Speed” event. It was the only automotive competition at Bonneville that wasn’t cancelled due to a lack of salt during a three-year period from 2013 to 2015. More

January 9th, 2017

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

PERSONAL WORK – 2016

2016 was a very creative year for me, and 2017 is not letting up. Here are some images of mine shot in Los Cabos, Mexico last year with a Leica M9-P and 50mm Summicron.

January 1st, 2017

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Those who follow my blog, know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location. Stay Tuned…

December 20th, 2016

MEET OTIS

Kudos to Porsche Panorama creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their amazing layout and edit on my 2012 Cayenne “overlanding” story.

That summer day I spent off-roading in the Pacific Northwest with “Otis” owners, the Ranhofers, was appropriately muddy. So, we were able to get the perfect shots for the December 2016 issue of PCA’s national magazine. For more words and pictures about this exciting adventure sport see this link:

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2016

MOTOR PRESS GUILD 2016 AWARD –
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE YEAR

It was a huge honor to receive this trophy yesterday at the MPG banquet in the Marconi Museum of Orange County for my Road Scholars Magazine article “Searching For Salt”.

Thanks to everyone at RS Magazine: especially editor Randy Leffingwell, Cam Ingram, and Kevin Watts. Thanks also to the Speed Week folks at Bonneville Salt Flats, Save the Salt Coalition, 1975 Porsche 911 streamliner owner Tom Woodford, and Andrea Wells.

Searching For Salt Article

MPG 2016 Awards

(Photo above: Richard Baron)