March 21st, 2018

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

THE 28MM FOCAL LENGTH

Here’s why I think the 28mm is the best storytelling lens. It’s wide. But, if you have previously mastered the 17 or 21mm focal length, it’s perfect. Plus the 28mm is extremely cinematic. It’s the same effective focal length as a smartphone. Except, depending on your camera body, it is even smarter. It has multiple more megapixels to record all that information. More

March 17th, 2018

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

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For all of you with a wee bit of Irish in your heritage, here’s a photo of a Conda Green Kremer-Porsche 911 ST I’d like to be wearing today.

March 12th, 2018

THE PORSCHE EFFECT

Thanks to everyone at Road Scholars Magazine and the Petersen Automotive Museum for the opportunity to cover opening night of “The Porsche Effect” exhibit in LA. Shot entirely with a Leica Q and 28mm lens. Read all about it here:

Road Scholars Magazine – The Porsche Effect

March 7th, 2018

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

DEBRIS

One of my favorite songs. And my favorite Ron Wood riff on any album. Here’s a Ronnie Lane tune from 1971 with Rod Stewart, and the rest of Faces, with producer Glyn Johns on board. It just gets better with age.

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

March 3rd, 2018

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

MONORAUL REMINISCING

The Beatles in mono are still a great listen, and one of their songs on the recently reissued 1967 Sgt. Pepper LP I’m playing today. It was the B-side to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. McCartney wrote it when he was 16. Reportedly, it was in the Beatles setlist in their early days as a song to perform when their amplifiers broke down or the electricity went off!

February 22nd, 2018

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

PERFECTIONISM

Mr. Nelson, my 5th grade teacher at Mt. Eccles Elementary School in Cordova, Alaska, was the first person to tell me that I was a perfectionist. He advised me that while it’s certainly an admirable trait, it could hamper me if taken too far. I’ve never forgotten that, and I remind myself to keep it fun every day. More

February 17th, 2018

BACK TO BACK

These two Porsches owned by Ryan Snodgrass are the inspiration for his amazing books: a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 and a 1977 Turbo 3.0 930.

See the latest issue of Panorama Magazine for my feature comparing them back to back on the streets of Seattle. It’s a fun ride.

PCA Panorama Magazine

Ryan’s Books at Parabolica Press

More

February 14th, 2018

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

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TRAVELS!

Somehow, I never got around to this. But in 2018, I’ll be spending some time visiting hotels with vinyl and turntables. There are some pretty cool suites where a guest can play LPs in their room. First stop is the Kimpton Goodland in Santa Barbara. I’ll be staying at more of these hip establishments over the next few months and will keep you posted on what I find.

(Photographer: Unknown)

February 7th, 2018

CAR DETAILS

Focusing on the essentials of a car is part of any automotive photo shoot. It’s actually one of the simplest things to do. No decisive moments, no complicated arrangements, no trying to introduce texture or a backdrop. It’s deceptively easy, as long as you have the right angle, the right crop, and the right light (which you may have to add). More

January 29th, 2018

ELECTRIC TESLA ROADSTER CONCEPT CAR
MEET PORSCHE’S MISSION E

Promised: 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. A top speed of 250 mph. 650 mile range. OK, I’m impressed. Whenever the Porsche becomes available, I’ll specify it as my Uber car…

(Photos: Courtesy Tesla and Porsche AG)

January 21st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GEM OF A 944

PCA Panorama Magazine has done it again… Check out my latest Porsche publication featuring a 3,777 mile 1983 Porsche 944. This gem belongs to Bill Morris of Tacoma, Washington and is a regular concours winner. Heck, it’s an all original time capsule!

Panorama Magazine

January 17th, 2018

AUTOCROSS MASTER – PART 2

Here’s part 2 of my latest Roads Scholars Magazine feature. It completes a profile of Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Fun stuff!

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 2

January 14th, 2018

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

R.I.P DAN GURNEY

Porsche’s first (and only) F1 victory was with Dan Gurney on July 8, 1962 in a 804 at the French Grand Prix. He went on to build the American Eagle race car and racing team. His accomplishments in the field are legendary. For example, he was the first racer to use a full face helmet. One of the good guys. More

January 10th, 2018

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY

My heart goes out to my friends in the Santa Barbara/Montecito/Ventura area.

(Photographer: Unknown)

January 3rd, 2018

MPG AWARD FINALIST… AGAIN

Well, I suppose I can toot my horn a bit, although the Motor Press Guild winners won’t be announced until next month. I was very fortunate to have a great project fall in my lap last year. Jeff Gamroth called and asked if I would like to document his Rothsport Racing Team effort at the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally. I said yes of course. More

January 1st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEST WISHES FOR 2018

I have several trips planned up and down the west coast of the U.S. throughout 2018 – in case you need to piggyback an assignment!