Archive for the Travel Blog category

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

March 20th, 2019

PARIS-DAKAR DESERT STORM

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on the Porsche rally trail lately. With articles and films on the East African Safari and the Baja Mexican 1000, I just can’t seem to get enough. More

March 1st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

NEW FINE ART PRINTS

Here’s one of my recent aerial images. You can purchase limited edition signed fine art prints from the 2019 black & white series here:

WELLS IMAGERY

February 24th, 2019

ICARUS from HOTRODFILMS.COM on Vimeo.

ICARUS FILM WINS BEST OF THE YEAR MPG AWARD

It is was an honor to receive the national 2018 Best Feature Video of the Year award from the Motor Press Guild on Sunday night at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Cameron Healy, Jeff Gamroth and Rothsport Racing for your faith in me, and to the MPG board for your vote of confidence. Special thanks to my editor John Jeffcoat and drone pilot Matthew Psyllos. More

January 25th, 2019

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

FIFTY WINTER GETAWAYS

Travel escape lists are published all the time. This one looks different. It appears to be very useful with attractive fares and specials.

I just returned from a personal getaway to Nevada and Arizona via Las Vegas. A perfect week-long winter digital detox! My Leica images from this road trip are now loaded on my Personal Work page.

50 Ways to Escape

January 8th, 2019

SAFARI 911 SC / BACK TO THE FLATS

Thanks to Randy Leffingwell and Road Scholars Magazine for publishing two stories of mine in their January issue. More

December 31st, 2018

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

Hope you had a good 2018. It was tumultuous for sure. But for me, there were also too many highlights to count.

Certainly one must be my Proterra Electric Bus assignment in Seattle. Thanks to Sybil and her team for keeping it fun!

Gotta’ say, I’m really lucky I get to do what I love for a living (especially since I’m not a trust fund kid!).

December 17th, 2018

STILL PLAYS WITH CARS

Here’s my latest promo piece. Thanks to Cameron Healy for giving me a toy car to play with.

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.

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.