Randy has the good fortune to photograph and write about cars for the best manufacturers, advertising agencies, collectors, auction houses, and magazines. His work has appeared in over 20,000 publications worldwide, including National Geographic.
Along with Bill Evans and Miles Davis, he’s my favorite jazz player. Imagine these three playing together: sax, piano and trumpet. Maybe Sam Jones on bass and Art Blakey on drums…
The Notes from a Jazz Survivor documentary film about Art Pepper is not for the those who don’t want to know about the trials and tribulations all three men went through. The Blues for the Fisherman album is an Art Pepper live masterwork that few know about. If you like West Coast Jazz, check them out.
The life of a true artist is unique and unlikely to be knowable in its entirety to many, if any at all. Continue reading “”
50 MM AND BEYOND
These are the focal lengths that many lifestyle and automotive art directors like to see used in your photo submissions. That’s because these normal to telephoto images tend to be flattering for portraits and cars, and they work well in print or on the web. Continue reading “”
THANK YOU ROAD & TRACK
A recent issue of R&T includes a photo I made of Rolly Resos’s R Gruppe 1966 Porsche 911. Originally shot for Excellence Magazine a few years ago, the image location is where R Gruppe first met in 2000 – Cambria, CA.
Rolly and I were there at the beginning, and we’ve been to every R Gruppe Treffen ever since. A great guy and a good friend.
It’s always a good idea to expand your client base in today’s editorial world. The Porsche 356 has become one of my favorite cars to photograph recently. So, when I was given the opportunity to capture an all original 33K-mile 1958 coupe in the snow this winter, I jumped at the chance.
The result is my first feature in the Porsche 356 Registry Magazine. Check it out! Ten pages of words and pictures this month!
Ernst Haas, the pioneer of color photographic essays, would have been 100 years old yesterday.
He created the first magazine color photo-essay in LIFE in 1962. He became the first color photographer to have his own exhibit at MOMA shortly thereafter. He made this photo of a fall leaf in 1964.
A very good friend of mine, and a fellow student of Haas, Arthur Meyerson, posted this on Facebook today. I was there at the Ernst Haas Worksop in Japan with Arthur in 1984. I couldn’t have said it better.
1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
3. He must always tell the truth.
4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
5. He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
6. He must help people in distress.
7. He must be a good worker.
8. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits. Continue reading “”
MOMENTS : “PAINTED BELLS”
Valentine’s Day – 50 years ago
Moments is a great sleeper record by Boz Scaggs.
ADVERTISING AT ITS MOST POIGNANT, AGAIN
Heartfelt. The last time I saw that in a Super Bowl commercial was with The Richards Group ad for the spot “So God Made A Farmer” as narrated by Paul Harvey in 2013.
Another USA auto manufacturer with Bruce Springsteen and the Doner agency showed again what is possible this year.
Update 3/7/21: See reposted Jeep commercial “The Middle” above.