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August 19th, 2019

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August 13th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EXODUS

Several artist friends of mine are moving to the region of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. They report feeling very comfortable in their new surroundings. The wealthy ones are now living on the north island of New Zealand – even better.

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 the most important to me. I can spend days on just those four paragraphs. 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 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 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 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 Here’s an unpublished shot from Luft 6.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.

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 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.

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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 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 5th, 2019

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

OWN IT

When I think of my life and the decisions I’ve made, a lot of it has come down to personal responsibility, doing the best I can in all circumstances and being true to myself.

Living in the moment and following your intuition helps. It keeps you aligned with your real potential by not dwelling on the past or what others might think. More

April 1st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

STAGED TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Personally, I’ve avoided staged travel photography. It doesn’t usually make for great images.

There was a time when I was a full-time commercial stock travel photographer – during the ’90s. I would often need model releases, but I would always ask for them after I made my informal photographs. More