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August 21st, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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August 11th, 2017

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

SAVE THE SALT IS WORKING

As Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats celebrates its 68th anniversary, three organizations representing racers and industry are in discussions with a potash mine operator on ways to increase the amount of brine being pumped back into the salt flats. This 10-year pilot program promises to end the depletion of the top layer at this historic racing site, which I reported on earlier.

Searching For Salt

August 8th, 2017

MEXICAN 1000 FILM PREMIERE

Today, the Porsche Club of America launched my fun six-minute video about a pair of Rothsport Porsche 964s racing in the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally.

After five days of blasting over 1,000 miles of rough terrain, the team beat all the odds by not only finishing but winning a trophy, a feat no Porsche has ever accomplished in Mexico. Until now. More

August 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Summer’s here and it’s time for a blistering image that has an interesting back story.

Bonneville Salt Flats is ground zero for land speed records. It’s also a cooker in the summer. The white surface acts like a huge reflector that throws light everywhere. This portrait is one example.

I had set up a flash to camera right and was ready to set my exposure. I fired a test shot, but it was way overexposed at 1/13 of a second. More

July 18th, 2017

EMORY CAMPOUT FILM

The camp out this past weekend at Gary and Rod Emory’s farm in Oregon was sensational. Rennfilms and I both showed movies. Mine is a short video that is being prepared to debut with a feature article in the August issue of Porsche Panorama Magazine: 1000 Ways To Fail. Stay tuned for more. More

July 16th, 2017

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

PORSCHE PARADE – SPOKANE

Busy, busy, busy… Juggling six or more assignments at a time is always a challenge. Fortunately the 2017 Porsche Parade last week in Spokane was delightful. Lots of great cars and people, with plenty of things to do and places to go. Look for my photos in the September issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.

July 7th, 2017

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

BARN FIND PORSCHE 944

Check out this latest feature published in Road Scholars Magazine. It tells the story of a 1983 Porsche 944 in the color of Sapphire Metallic. This gem was stored for 34 years, has only 3,700 miles recorded, and is completely original. It can be seen at the Porsche Parade Concours in Spokane on Monday!

Road Scholars Magazine article

June 22nd, 2017

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

My father died of it. And now I’ve written about it. Not sure I really ever understood its signifigance until today.

See my earlier post, then learn more about upcoming events at Drive Toward a Cure. And be sure to read my article in the June issue of Road Scholars Magazine

June 7th, 2017

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

LIFE AND TIME

It’s been one heck of a week. My mom broke her femur six weeks after a hip replacement at age 91 in Seattle, and my niece gave birth to a healthy girl named Willow in Sydney. All within 9 hours. My perspective on life and time is changing by the minute.

June 5th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

SUMMER OF LOVE

50 years ago, pop culture was blossoming. There was Sgt. Pepper, Andy Warhol, Haight Ashbury, free love, and power to the people. If you were a teenager in June 1967, you’ve never forgotten it. Luftgekühlt 4 last month reminded me of that heady time. The music was great, the vibe was cool, and the people were hip and exciting. Air-cooled Porsche 911 passion was at an all-time high. It was a “happening” event that I would love to see more of.

May 25th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PALOUSE WORKSHOP

I’ll be leading a photo workshop immediately after the Porsche Club of America’s Parade in Spokane. It’s the ultimate “Drive your Porsche through the wheat fields of Washington road trip”. More

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. More

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. More

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 in the event’s 50 year history! More

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