Archive for 2019

December 6th, 2019

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December 6th, 2019

AT THE CROSSROADS

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

With the use of my drone, I was able to find the perfect setting in Washington state to photograph the opening spread showing the restored car and the article’s title, “At the Crossroads”.

December 1st, 2019

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For a limited time only, 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. Thanks!

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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, and you capture it with one of your cameras. Then you see it with your right brain in the edit.

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.

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November 20th, 2019

LEICA SL2

This camera I find very interesting. I’ve been shooting with a Leica since 1979, but switched my SLRs to Canon in the ’90s when Leica discontinued their R line. I have continued to use the Leica M and Q models for my personal work. More

November 13th, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY EMORY!

I am very fortunate to have known Gary Emory of Parts Obsolete for over 20 years. We have always seen eye to eye and appreciated each other for who we are. He’s an icon in the Porsche world and one of the ultimate stand up guys.

(Photo by Andrea Wells at Luft 2019)

November 8th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

LOSS

A dear family friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter. More

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 25th, 2019

SAFARI 911 BUILDS

After completing features on Rothsport Racing’s Safari 911s in print and film, and seeing what they could do, I was convinced. This is the ultimate answer to an off-road Porsche. And it is. If you want to actually finish the Baja 500 or Mexican 1000. More

October 17th, 2019

1973 CARRERA RS 2.7 LIGHTWEIGHT VS. TOURING

Most comparisons of this type gloss over some of the differing details that separate these two versions of what many believe is one of the best Porsche 911s ever built. My feature in the current issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine avoids taking the easy road by looking in-depth at the iconic 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 touring and lightweight, including build variations and driving impressions. More

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 28th, 2019

NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Life is nothing if not interesting. Here I am married to the most amazing woman for 25 years, and I’m still working on being a better husband. More

September 25th, 2019

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

ABBEY ROAD

My favorite album by The Beatles was released 50 years ago this week. More

September 17th, 2019

PODCAST – RAIN CITY SUPERCARS

Thanks to Dan Putnam and Nick Bergeron of Rain City Supercars for inviting me to join them on their podcast this week. And thank you to everyone at Drivers Club in Redmond, WA for hosting the event. It’s an amazing car storage facility!

Rain City Supercars Podcast

Drivers Club

(Photo: Karl Noakes)

September 9th, 2019

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

ROBERT FRANK R.I.P.

Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century has died at the age of 94.

His photographic book The Americans is considered a landmark document of the USA in the 20th century. Originally printed in Paris in 1958, it is now revered for its expressively ambiguous photographs, which still provoke differing interpretations. More