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November 8th, 2019

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October 31st, 2019

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Trick: Devil hood ornament on custom hot rod at World of Speed, Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. Shot on Canon 5D MkII with 50mm lens.

Treat: Have a devilishly good day.

October 11th, 2019

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

ALEX WEBB

When I mention the name of this pre-eminant street photographer today, I am often met with blank stares. In our disparate world, that reaction really shouldn’t surprise me. Yet, a part of me says, “How can that be?” More

October 7th, 2019

THANKS PANO!

The annual Porsche Club of America’s national gathering took place in Florica this year. Once again I was assigned to photograph and write about the attending car owners and their Porsches. Despite extreme humidity and heat, I got the shots. Look for them in this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine!

PCA Panorama Magazine

September 5th, 2019

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

VACATION TIME!

After working pretty much every day for the past eight months, I’m going to take an extended vacation.

I’m going to soak in mineral hot springs while gazing at the stars, get a well-deserved massage (or two), walk on a deserted beach, learn street photography from a true master, and photograph some festivals.

I’ll also do a podcast.

See you when I get back.

(Photographer of a distant galaxy: Unknown)

August 31st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

DEATH VALLEY

This is the last place you want to be in August. It’s 120 degrees in Death Valley this weekend. But give it three more months, and it’s perfect at 75.

August 23rd, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

JOHNNY DEPP IS W. EUGENE SMITH IN MINIMATA

Filming has begun in Japan to portray one of the most inspiring photo essayists ever. W. Eugene Smith’s images in Life magazine are legendary for their powerful emotion and use of low key light. His 1948 series, “Country Doctor”, is now recognized as “the first extended editorial photo story”. More

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. More

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 most important to me. I can spend days on just those four paragraphs – editing away anything that I can in Hemingway style. 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

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

Adios amigos, we had a good ride.

(Photo by Randy made on a Leica Q)