Archive for 2016

December 30th, 2016

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

YEAR’S END

From all of us at Wells Imagery, thank you for your support in 2016, and we wish you all the very best for 2017!

December 26th, 2016

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

THE ARCHITECT MOVIE:
MY CAMEO ROLE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

I have a non-speaking (camera noise making) role in a new film called “The Architect” showing this week on TCM and SHOWTIME. Look for me at 1hr 29 minutes! And don’t blink…

More here

(Top 2 Photos: Parker Film Company)

December 24th, 2016

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

OLD SCHOOL XMAS

Vinyl and tubes belong together, like old jazz records.

Wishing you a warm holiday season!

December 20th, 2016

MEET OTIS

Kudos to Porsche Panorama creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their amazing layout and edit on my 2012 Cayenne “overlanding” story.

That summer day I spent off-roading in the Pacific Northwest with “Otis” owners, the Ranhofers, was appropriately muddy. So, we were able to get the perfect shots for the December 2016 issue of PCA’s national magazine. For more words and pictures about this exciting adventure sport see this link:

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2016

MOTOR PRESS GUILD 2016 AWARD –
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE YEAR

It was a huge honor to receive this trophy yesterday at the MPG banquet in the Marconi Museum of Orange County for my Road Scholars Magazine article “Searching For Salt”.

Thanks to everyone at RS Magazine: especially editor Randy Leffingwell, Cam Ingram, and Kevin Watts. Thanks also to the Speed Week folks at Bonneville Salt Flats, Save the Salt Coalition, 1975 Porsche 911 streamliner owner Tom Woodford, and Andrea Wells.

Searching For Salt Article

MPG 2016 Awards

(Photo above: Richard Baron) More

December 13th, 2016

DISNEY GIRL

Walt Disney, America’s animated film producer, inventor of Tinkerbell, and founder of Disneyland, lived and died this week, 115 and 50 years ago respectively. It’s remarkable how his legacy has only continued to grow in stature.

Happy birthday, honey.

More

December 9th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

PHONE PHOTO

Yes, I can get a little crazy with phone camera apps (like my recent Oasis in Nevada post). This image was made at the Getty Center in L.A. a couple of years ago. Probably influenced by the Koudelka photo exhibit I visited that day…

December 6th, 2016

DECEMBER SPIEL COVER

Thanks to editor David Cook and art director Dean Holbrook for featuring my image of a Porsche 917 on the PNWR PCA “Spiel” magazine cover this month. It was fun covering this Chris Powell tech session featuring John Horsman in Redmond, WA!

December 1st, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EVERYBODY NEEDS AN OASIS

November 23rd, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

THANKSGIVING

Van Morrison ~ Keep Me Singing

A great album, one of his best. Also available on LP. More

November 18th, 2016

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

MID-ENGINED 911 RSR

This is big news and could be the start of something new for Porsche’s iconic sports car model. Air cooled has been a thing of the past since 1998. Could rear engines be too? Look for how the new RSR does at Le Mans for an indication of what’s to come.

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche AG)

November 14th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

IT’S WHAT I DO

An automotive photographer recently confided in me that he was having trouble with his car-to-car shots.

I told him the same photo tips I will tell you.

Great photos are made when the photographer is in the zone, has something to say about their subject, and puts all their attention on these eight things – unconsciously:

1. Light / Color
2. Location
3. Background
4. Foreground
5. Lens Choice / Shutter Speed / Aperture
6. Camera Position
7. Composition
8. The Moment

November 12th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HALLEJUJAH

Leonard Cohen R.I.P.

November 10th, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

PRIMAL SCREAMS

I heard two primal screams two days ago. One was at 7000 rpm while riding in one of the most iconic Porsche 911s ever – a 2.5L MFI powered 1970 911ST. The other was from my television set that evening…

(Photographer: Unknown)

November 1st, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

CIVILIZED MISFIT

Congrats to my friend Jerry Wynne and his 1972 911 hot rod built by Phil Troiani. This car was featured in Excellence Magazine over six pages, for which I am very grateful. It’s always a pleasure when you connect with interesting characters in my line of work. Jerry’s life is one of those amazing stories you’ll feel good hearing about.

Excellence Magazine article

October 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

MORE FALL COLOR

This forest of Quaking Aspens in Colorado was peaking when I came across it. I just posted some more fall color on Instagram – thanks to everyone for your warm reception to my images!

@cars.randywells.com