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March 26th, 2020

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March 26th, 2020

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING IN THE AGE OF COVID

First of all, my heart goes out to those who have been severely impacted by this crisis.

Fortunately, working from home, my writing routine has changed very little. For my photos, I’m working on projects that have been idle for awhile.

Once the “stay at home” order is lifted, I can resume my car photography. All I need is one person to drive the assigned car into position in front of an appropriate background. I can shoot the whole take with a normal and telephoto lens, keeping ten feet from the car and driver at all times. More

March 15th, 2020

THE CONVENIENCE OF TRUTH

A good friend of mine, whom I admire greatly, reminded me of the convenience of truth. It’s a lot easier than embellishing or outright lying. You will never have to remember what you said, because the story you told never has to be changed or corrected. Telling one story that is true is the goal of every professional journalist with integrity. It sure makes my life easier.

March 11th, 2020

FOR YOUR IRISH EYES

1960s Irish Green Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Cabriolet ready for St. Patrick’s Day!

February 22nd, 2020

MPG FINALIST FOR BEST AUTOMOTIVE PHOTO IN 2019

Thanks to the Motor Press Guild for selecting my image as a finalist in the annual Bob D’Olivo Award for “Best Photography”.

This unmanipulated aerial capture appeared as an opening spread in the December 2019 issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.

PCA Panorama Magazine

February 4th, 2020

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

THANKS FORZA!

Forza Magazine, the premiere Ferrari periodical, chose my assigned photograph of a Silver 1970 Dino GT for the cover of their February issue. Thanks to writer Jay Gilotti, car owner Brian Pollack, and everyone at Forza for making it happen. Read the whole story featuring 50 years of the Dino 246 today:

Forza Magazine Dino Feature

February 2nd, 2020

1917 AND FORD V FERRARI

Is Roger Deakins the best cinematographer working today?

Here are some stills from the movie 1917 that he shot with Sam Mendes directing. Mostly one-take in low-contrast light and period muted color, it covers a 24 hour period in 2 hours. I saw it in a L.A. movie theatre yesterday.

This film was reportedly shot with steady cam and the ARRI Alexa Mini LF, a full-frame yet very small camera, using a 35mm ARRI prime most of the time.

After seeing Ford v. Ferrari with Randy Leffingwell in the movie theatre recently, that film tops them all for my favorite motorsports movie of all time. Recommended!

February 1st, 2020

“THE HEIST” PORSCHE COMMERCIAL

Watch this TV commercial tomorrow during the big game, or sneak a peak at the uncut version today! Includes the latest GT3 and more classic Porsches in a “Fast & Furious” ad.

January 27th, 2020

@PECLA

This Saturday the SoCal region of R Gruppe will celebrate the life of Cris Huergas at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. Meet at 8 am at 19800 South Main Street, Carson, CA. See you there.

(Photo: 911 of Rolly Resos, photographer unknown)

Sad Update: R.I.P Kobe Bryant, his 13 y.o. daughter and seven others. I was on my way to an automotive photo shoot nearby when their helicopter crashed. My sincere condolences to the families and their friends.

January 10th, 2020

THANKS 000!

It’s great to have my images included again in 000 Magazine. Issue 012 features my coverage of Cameron Healy at the wheel of his 1951 Le Mans class-winning 356 SL #46 on Mulholland Drive. These photos accompany Jeff Zwart’s cover and beauty shots, along with Chris Greenwood’s build photos, to help tell an amazing story. Special thanks go to Pete Stout, Rod Emory, Cameron and the whole crew for making it happen!

January 7th, 2020

CRIS HUERGAS

Intention is everything. When fully met, it involves your whole purpose and being. It requires passion, reasonable thinking, and a commitment to follow through.

When times get tough, I try to remember that no matter what happens, intention will see you through every time. Be confident, look outside the box, leave the herd behind, move forward, and ride. Godspeed.

R.I.P. Cris Huergas, R Gruppe Co-Founder

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January 3rd, 2020

FAREWELL VW BEETLE

January 1st, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR & 10th ANNIVERSARY!

Today, this blog celebrates its tenth year on the endless wire – pre-Instagram. Thanks to all for visiting this site and letting me share my life with you.

With an average of one new blog post every 5 days and an Instagram site now flourishing (@cars.randywells), it’s been an extremely satisfying last couple of years. It certainly helps me to keep writing!

Now, I just gotta keep up those New Year’s resolutions… Personally, I can’t wait for the 2020s.

(Photo: Motor Press Guild Best Film Award – March, 2019)
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December 18th, 2019

AT THE CROSSROADS

Thanks to PCA Panorama Magazine for publishing my feature in their December issue. It tells the story of a one-year-old 1971 Porsche 911S that was left for dead in a ditch by the side of Canada’s Alcan highway where it intersects the Yukon River. More

December 1st, 2019

PRINTS ON SALE NOW!

For a limited time, you can use a discount coupon to buy any image of mine as a print for 20% off. Through December 31, just type the promo code HOLIDAY 2019 into the coupon box before you check out.

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November 26th, 2019

MEET OTIS: REMAINS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOT

Sometimes you get lucky.

An article gets magically downloaded to your left brain and everybody loves it. A photograph appears that is mesmerizing to your right brain, and you capture it with one of your cameras.

Humbleness is necessary when this happens. It’s a gift. Pure and simple. All you can do is give thanks and hope that it’s not the only one.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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