April 29th, 2017

TEAM ROTHSPORT PORSCHE 964 TROPHIES AT MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

Congrats to Jeff Zwart, Cameron Healy, Jeff Gamroth, and Carl Van Austen for finishing 3rd and 4th in the Vintage class of the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 race in Baja. These were the first Porsche 911s to finish this toughest of rallies in the event’s 50 year history! More

April 24th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GT WINNER IN PCA PANORAMA

Kudos to the folks at Panorama Magazine for publishing a feature of mine in their April issue. It’s an R Gruppe award-winning 1973 Porsche 911 hot rod in Signal Yellow that Steve Baker built over 11 years. The result is a stunning car and a fun read!

PCA Panorama Magazine

April 20th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Lately I’ve been on a gear purge, which means digging up old equipment that hasn’t been used in awhile. Here’s a blast from the past. My first professional Canon camera, a 1977 F-1. This workhorse put Canon on the map and was made from 1971 to 1981. Think I’ll hold onto this one…

April 18th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

RENEE CRIST’S 356 IN ROAD SCHOLARS

Congrats to Renée Crist, curator at the Tacoma LeMay Museum, for being featured with her 1964 Porsche 356 in this month’s Road Scholars Magazine! A very deserving look at an important member of the PNW automotive community.

Road Scholars Magazine

April 10th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

ANOTHER COVER

Simplify simplify, simplify. It’s easy to overlook how powerful a detail can be when composing a photograph. Thanks to the crew at PCA Pacific Northwest Region’s Spiel Magazine for choosing my image for this month’s cover.

April 7th, 2017

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

“I’ve been there and back, just to see how far it was…”

One of my favorite songs from 1971. And my favorite Ron Wood riff on any album. Here’s a very moving Ronnie Lane tune with Rod Stewart and Faces on board. It just gets better with age. More

April 4th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

DOG EAT DOG

Dog Eat Dog was Joni Mitchell’s twelfth album. Foreshadowing ongoing global challenges, it was released in 1985. Lyrically, the album deals with artifice, brutality, and innocence. Yup, that’s her car that got hit on Mulholland Drive on the back cover. The LP sounds better than the CD. Deja Vu.

(Cover Painting: Joni Mitchell)

April 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

For April Fools Day I have just the photo for you!

Did I really arrange all those fall leaves and climb a tree to capture this view? More

March 28th, 2017

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

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

There are some scenes I come across that are inherently perfect. The colors, the lines, the balance, everything works together – like a painting. You just point and shoot. The result is a travel souvenir that continues to reward after repeated viewing.

Leica M9-P with 50mm Summicron

March 23rd, 2017

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

PERCEPTION

We do not see what there is, but we see what we want to see or have learned to see. The important (thing) is to understand what we do not see. – Erwin Puts

Leica M9-P with 50mm Summicron

March 20th, 2017

THANKS LEICA!

It was a pleasure speaking at the monthly Cameras, Coffee & Conversation in Washington state’s Leica Store Bellevue. Thanks to Brandon, Ford, Angela, Nathan and Steve for their invitation. And thanks to all who participated in this fun event where we discussed the intricacies of car photography!

(Photo: Courtesy Leica Store Bellevue)

March 16th, 2017

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

One of the all-time great mechanical Leica rangefinders built from 1984 to 2003. Here’s my M6 built in 1991, my fifth Leica rangefinder after a M4-2, M3, M2 and M4. And the first one with a built in meter!

March 12th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

CAYENNE

Porsche’s SUV has turned out to be the perfect daily driver for my wife and I. All-wheel drive, great visibility, comfortable, not too big for city parking – but enough storage capacity to haul all our gear and still function as a camera car. Love it!

March 8th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am that Robin Rickabaugh designed this amazing logo for me over 20 years ago. I miss you, buddy.

March 5th, 2017

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

JOIN ME AT THE LEICA STORE BELLEVUE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 19

You are invited to join me on Sunday, March 19th at 1 pm for this month’s Coffee, Cameras and Conversation event at the Leica Store in Bellevue Square, Washington. More

March 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month we look at an image of mine that’s from the very first magazine feature ever done on John Straub’s old 1967 911. I titled it “Rust Never Sleeps”, and it appeared in the November 2011 issue of Excellence Magazine. More