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December 3rd, 2018

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

PERSONAL WORK – 2018

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

2018 was another amazing year. I split my time between Washington, Oregon, California, and Mexico. I made a film, wrote a short story, and contributed articles and photographs to multiple clients. I’m thrilled to say that 2019 looks to be more of the same.

These images were shot with a Leica Q and DJI Mavic 2 Pro in Los Cabos, Baja Mexico.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

December 3rd, 2018

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November 12th, 2018

CALIFORNIA FIRES

My thoughts go out to all my friends affected by this year’s fires. Godspeed.

October 23rd, 2018

EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE

Porsche Club of America recently published my images in Panorama Magazine, with their coverage of the July 2018 PCA Parade in Missouri. The lead fireworks shot required a bit of pre-planning and a dash of luck and quick setup to capture.

Thanks to all for a fun time!

October 1st, 2018

RENNSPORT REUNION VI THANKS…

Thanks to everyone at Porsche AG, Porsche Cars NA, PMNA, PCA, and all my buddies who were there with me to experience what was undoubtedly the best Porsche event I have attended. Look for my photos and words online and in print soon.

September 27th, 2018

RENNSPORT REUNION TIME

Cam Ingram of Road Scholars and his silver Porsche 904 GTS at weathertechraceway Lagna Seca in Monterey, CA.

September 14th, 2018

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS GALLERY ADDED

Here’s a link to my latest single-location portfolio. Enjoy!

New Gallery

September 8th, 2018

ICARUS FILM SCREENING ON SEPTEMBER 22

“Randy Wells will be presenting the film ICARUS, which tells the story of our 2018 Mexican 1000 adventure, on Saturday evening, September 22 at the World of Speed Museum (in Wilsonville, Oregon). Doors will open at 6 pm with beverages and appetizers served and a chance to catch up with everyone. The films will begin at 7 pm. More

September 5th, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE A COMPOSITIONAL KEY

It’s built into their brain. That’s part of what makes them unique.

It could be a perfect triangle (Sam Abell), a figure 8 (Ernst Haas), or something in between.

Here’s mine. See if you can find it.

August 27th, 2018

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

THE LONG WAY ROUND

When you’ve been a full-time pro for as long as I have, you end up seeing a lot of stuff. Most of it is positively amazing. Like the first time you see the sun rise as an ocean storm clears in the middle of nowhere. Some of it is not, like professional jealousy.

There is always room at the top, though. And if you are lucky enough to have a partner that understands your journey – and you have talent, make smart choices, and are persistent – you can actually get there. Thanks, honey.

August 16th, 2018

BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK 2018

I’ve just returned from a trip to Utah’s Bonneville Speedway where I filmed Tom Woodford attempting a record breaking run in his 3-liter dual MFI turbo powered 1975 911 on the salt flats.

He’s now in the 175 MPH Club with 180 & 192 MPH times!

It was a great week hanging out with Tom and the crew, including Walt Walters – plus my good friend, “the original outlaw”, Gary Emory.

Look for more photos and a film in 2019.

Save the Salt!

July 19th, 2018

PCA PANORAMA DOES IT AGAIN

Lead feature. Lead photo. I couldn’t be happier with this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine. It’s the first time my drone photos have been published in a printed piece. Thanks, Richard Baron.

I began using a DJI Mavic with Porsches in Mexico this spring and have been enamored with its capabilities ever since. Look for more aerial views in the future!

PCA Panorama Magazine

July 14th, 2018

A LOOK BACK IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

Thanks to Road Scholars Magazine for profiling a stalwart of the SoCal sports car scene and his Metallic Blue Porsche 1973 911S. Chuck Miller has been instrumental to the clubs known as the Early 911S Registry and R Gruppe for over 15 years. See part 1 and part 2 features below.

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 1

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 2

June 19th, 2018

MAKING PORSCHE RACING HISTORY IN BAJA

Here’s a look back at the drama and beauty that I experienced in April while following a pair of Porsche 911s – off road down Baja.

Follow me and the Rothsport Racing team from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo over jumps, river crossings and endless silt beds. The team made Porsche history finishing 1st and 2nd in class after five days of racing – but not without a few incidents!

Road Scholars Magazine article

May 20th, 2018

R GRUPPE TREFFEN

Yes, I’ve been to every R Gruppe Treffen – 18 in a row. This year’s event in Buellton, California featured great weather and camaraderie. Having a drone to photograph stills and video ensured it was even more special. Thanks to all my friends for a wonderful time.

April 29th, 2018

CAMERON AND ERIC HEALY WIN AT THE MEXICAN 1000

A production-based Porsche 911 has never won its class at a Baja 1000 off-road race. Until now.

Cameron Healy (driver) and Eric Healy (navigator) took the win in the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 Vintage Stock Production Cars class piloting a Rothsport Racing Porsche Safari 964. Teammates Jeff Gamroth and Tim Ralston of Rothsport Racing finished second. Congrats to all!