September 5th, 2019

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

VACATION TIME!

After working pretty much every day for the past eight months, I’m going to take an extended vacation.

I’m going to soak in mineral hot springs while gazing at the stars, get a well-deserved massage (or two), walk on a deserted beach, learn street photography from a true master, and photograph some festivals.

I’ll also do a podcast.

See you when I get back.

(Photographer of a distant galaxy: Unknown)

August 31st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

DEATH VALLEY

This is the last place you want to be in August. It’s 120 degrees in Death Valley this weekend. But give it three more months, and it’s perfect at 75.

August 26th, 2019

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

This has to be one of the lamest song titles in all of pop culture. Completely anti-Gene Smith philosophy. The reality is, unless you are being forced with bodily harm, nobody makes you do anything. More

August 23rd, 2019

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

JOHNNY DEPP IS W. EUGENE SMITH IN MINIMATA

Filming has begun in Japan to portray one of the most inspiring photo essayists ever. W. Eugene Smith’s images in Life magazine are legendary for their powerful emotion and use of low key light. His 1948 series, “Country Doctor”, is now recognized as “the first extended editorial photo story”. More

August 19th, 2019

“FIRST PORSCHE” FAILS TO SELL

Technically speaking, the Type 64 isn’t really a Porsche… because the company didn’t exist when Ferdinand Porsche first built the car in 1938. More

August 16th, 2019

THANK YOU – LEICA STORE OF BELLEVUE

It’s always nice when someone decides to place a print of yours in a commercial space. When that space is the Leica Store, in the prestigious Bellevue Square of Washington state, it’s doubly nice. Thank you Brandon, Nathan, Ilya, Steven, Ebi, Ray, Yvette and everyone at Leica for your support. More

August 13th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EXODUS

Several artist friends of mine are moving to the region of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. They report feeling very comfortable in their new surroundings. The wealthy ones are now living on the north island of New Zealand – even better. More

August 10th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

GRIEF

Time magazine’s current cover lists 253 U.S. cities that experienced a mass shooting this year.

August 8th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

TRUTH

It’s kind of hard to find today, but back in 1968 truth was (more) readily available.

That’s the year Jeff Beck laid waste to what had come before with his blues-rock album Truth. His band was an evolution of the Yardbirds and a foreshadowing of Faces. With Ron Wood on bass, vocals by Rod Stewart, and Beck’s electrifying guitar, this is the seminal electric blues, modified R&B, and psychedelically influenced rock and heavy-metal album. More

August 1st, 2019

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

LAUNCHING AND LANDING

When writing a feature, it’s the beginning and ending that are most important to me. I can spend days on just those four paragraphs – editing away anything that I can in Hemingway style. The best editors honor this. Thank you. You know who you are.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

(Photo: Balboa Island Ferry, CA)

July 27th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

PINK MOON

OK, it’s the end of July, and I’ve somehow missed every one of this album’s significant anniversaries.

Still, this is probably the best article I’ve ever written about any subject, so here goes. More

July 24th, 2019

PCA PARADE

Porsche Club of America sent me to Miami this week to photograph and write about the annual Porsche Parade. For sure, I’ll be taking my bag of tricks along to capture every unusual angle on location. More

July 18th, 2019

000 MAGAZINE

Look for my Porsche 911 ST cover photograph and 45-page story in the current edition of 000 Magazine.

This is a first published deep coverage of the 1970-1972 911 ST. More

July 13th, 2019

VINTAGE PORSCHE MARKET STILL HEALTHY

A 1972 911S I photographed for auction just sold for $279,000. Granted, it’s one of the best in the world. It’s basically a brand new car restored to perfection with Apollo history. Congrats to Scott and his family. Good news for me too, since I own a non-restored example.

Original listing

July 7th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

I LOVE THIS STUFF

Go, USA!

Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team may not be to everyone’s taste, but they are a force to be reckoned with.

(Photo: Francisco Seco/AP)

July 4th, 2019

Posted in Porsche Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Here’s to all those who have given of themselves to make the USA a better place where we can experience our hard won freedoms.

Above: Pearl Harbor U.S. flag reflected in a 1971 Porsche 911 ST campaigned by Richie Ginther’s all American team at Le Mans.