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PERSONAL WORK – 2019
Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I post a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.
In 2019, I took on more commercial photography along with some larger automotive editorial projects. That meant my personal work was even more important to provide some balance.
So, I made a solo sojourn to Nevada last winter. That road trip resulted in a series of aerial abstracts. Here are three of them.
I hope your holidays are blessed!
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. Continue reading “”
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. Continue reading “”
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)
A dear family friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter. Continue reading “”
Trick: Devil hood ornament on hot rod at World of Speed, Bonneville Salt Flats.
Treat: Have a devilishly good day.
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. Continue reading “”
1973 CARRERA RS 2.7 LIGHTWEIGHT VS. TOURING
Most comparisons of this type gloss over 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. Continue reading “”
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?” Continue reading “”
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!
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!
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. Continue reading “”