PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION PCA SPIEL MAGAZINE
Thanks to writer Tina Chow and the Spiel Magazine team for publishing a wonderful feature on the oft-misunderstood early Porsche 911 sports purpose club R Gruppe!
(Cover photo: Randy Wells)
BE IN NATURE, TRY TO FORGET THE OTHER STUFF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The nature cure: how time outdoors transforms our memory, imagination and logic:
THANKS PANO FOR SWEDE SUCCESS
A story about a 1974 Swedish press car, specifically a Magenta 911, is bound to be an interesting read. Thanks to PCA’s Panorama Magazine for the opportunity to feature this very rare colored Porsche with a great edit by Rob Sass & Jeff Majeske and design by Richard Baron. Congrats to Justin Roeser for being a part of the November “Color” issue, and thanks for the fun ride in your car.
John Van Dyke is a successful designer in Seattle who worked with my photos on occasion in the 90’s. He’s also an architect and brand creator. Now he travels across the country, filming and recording conversations. I think he is on to something.
“Crossroads – We are all on a journey, sometimes we cross the road.” – Words and Illustration courtesy of John Van Dyke
Here are his thoughts on selfies, avatars, emojis, memes, and memories:
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT STOCK PHOTOS WERE DEAD
A long-time client of mine is National Geographic Books. That relationship is based on all the travel and nature photography I did in the ’80s and ’90s. Recently they asked for a photo of mine to be published in their most recent release “Atlas of Wild America”. They were kind enough to include a copy that I received yesterday. It is a great gift for all those who want to venture outside the national parks into the less traveled areas.
What an honor it is to be included with so many great photographers who I know from the past!
WHAT IS LIFE
Thinking positive thoughts is important now. Here’s something to watch besides the news.
2023 PORSCHE PARADE FEATURE
This has to be the first time I’ve had 100 images of mine published in a single periodical. Thanks to all at PCA’s Panorama magazine for their generous display of my work in the October 2023 issue.
LEGACY BRANDING AND PERCEPTION
Is America a brand? Sure, but what is that brand today in the eyes of the world? Are their common goals in the USA that provide a unique perspective as a nation?
Maybe America is not a good example. Let’s try automotive brands. My favorite is Porsche. This marque has achieved amazing results in legacy branding over the last few years. While offering increasingly more models, it has maintained a very high level of unified perception about what the brand’s core values are. Sure, to some the image may have been compromised a bit with revived monikers like GTS, R and ST, but enough reality remains to make it all that and more. It’s a lesson many influencers could learn.
RENNSPORT REUNION 7
What a trip this one was. A completely overwhelming Porsche experience that the factory obviously got fully behind. “Something for everyone” is how I can best describe it. The cars and colors on display were over the top, and the Monterey, CA Laguna Seca Raceway was sold out on Saturday and Sunday – a first. Look for my coverage in a future issue of PCA Panorama.
BACK FROM GOODWOOD REVIVAL, HEADING TO RENNSPORT REUNION
This year has been all about car meets and motorsports for me. Checking off bucket list items has been a pleasure, and I feel grateful to have been able to do it on assignment. Along the way I’ve also been able to do some studio work and on location storytelling. I’ll need some time this winter just to catch up on all the jobs I’ve taken on!