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Randy has the good fortune to photograph, write about, and film cars and transportation for the best manufacturers, advertising agencies, collectors, auction houses, and magazines full-time for over 30 years. His work has appeared in more than 20,000 publications worldwide, including National Geographic.

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THE MULE IN PANO!

The Porsche 916 is a rare beast. Only a dozen were built in the early ’70s. Based on a 914-6, a test mule for the 916 (pictured above) was recently featured in PCA’s Panorama Magazine using Peter Linsky’s article and my photos made in Florida earlier this year. Here’s a part of my sidebar that explains this car and the 916: Continue reading “”

THERE ARE NO RULES #3

This one’s pretty easy, right: “Never shoot a car in a parking lot.”

You actually can break this rule and get away with it – sometimes.

Until then, keep fake’n it ’till you make it, right? Not really.

To really make it, from my perspective, you need to think outside the box and create something new (without Photoshop). Don’t copy. Find your own voice.

(Photo: Shot with a Leica M and 90mm lens)

GET BACK

The Beatles: Get Back is a new documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson. It covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back.

Check it out. All you have to do is look at the 1969 photo above to know The Beatles were way ahead of their time. I mean, who else was wearing Chucks besides George?

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THANKS SPIEL!

The Porsche Club of America’s Pacific Northwest Region publishes a monthly magazine called The Spiel.

This month’s cover story features R Gruppe, a much smaller club that I have been a member of since its beginnings in 2000. Thank you to editor Doug Andreassen and crew for the cover photograph (shot with a 40 year old Leica lens) and the chance to write a foreword for the article. Special congrats to PacWest R Gruppe Chaptermeister Jeff Higgins and his family for their feature!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Spiel Magazine

THERE ARE NO RULES #2

Once again, photography rules are meant to broken, again and again.

It can be a part of your practice. That’s how you get to Carnegie Hall…

This rule is a bit more commonly encountered in photography: “Never shoot with trees sticking out of your subject.”

However, in automotive photography, there’s a difference between just having a car look like a planter and having your rule-breaking photo published as an opening spread in a 100K reader magazine!

VIRTUAL TRACK RIDE – CIRCUIT OF THE NORTHWEST

This is the motorsports complex we’ve been waiting for in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s what the Hermann Tilke designed track will look like – now available to pre-visualize on You Tube.

It’s the perfect location near Bremerton, Washington and a perfect road course with complex corners and elevation changes, just a short commute from the Seattle & Tacoma area. There will be secure car storage facilities available along with a service shop for members. Motocross and karting areas are also being planned. More to follow on this blog.

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

In case you hadn’t noticed, Xmas now starts November 1st with sales being announced for early gift buying, due in part to shipping delays (from Santa Claus no less).

Just in time for the holidays is the new Leica Q2 “Reporter” model, which could be sold out to collectors before it becomes available Dec. 9. This limited edition camera with 28 f1.7 Leica lens is fantastic and is cloaked in green paint and kevlar (in case buyers actually want to use it).

Seriously… I want one. Enjoy some time off during the holidays!

WOW

When I respond, “Wow”, it is for one of two reasons. It either means, “I’m really impressed”, or it means, “I am utterly at a loss for words”.

When I say, “that’s hilarious”, it only means one thing: “Are you kidding?”

Most of the time I don’t talk and just listen.

Most importantly, I never call myself a “master photographer”.

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VINYL IS HOT

In the last five years new vinyl LP sales in the USA have doubled to over 30 million units sold per year. That’s more than new CD sales today, and these numbers don’t include used record purchases.

Prior to 2016, the sales numbers for new vinyl was increasing but not anywhere this rate. Only problem is, most everything currently released on LP is on backorder. This is primarily due to increased demand and decreased supply (due in no small part to the small number of pressing plants and the lack of vinyl pellets). See this for more:

Analog Planet article

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Image of a Red 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster GT in Solvang, California by Randy Wells

RANDY VOTED ONE OF THE TOP FIVE CAR PHOTOGRAPHERS IN SEATTLE

A sincere thank you to the company and website Copilot for awarding me with this honor. I came across it recently and am thrilled to be included. Thank you Copilot!

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