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June 24th, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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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 now.

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

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