I had so much fun making the previous one, that I felt compelled to create another triptych. The more you practice your creativity the more access you’ll have to it.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” -Andy Warhol
First thing that happened for me today was an email from Vicarious Magazine with a new cover photo of mine and an eight page PDF profiling my Ferrari photography (what an honor!). Look for it this summer.
Then came a post on instagram: @porschepanoramamagazine
It featured my photos of a bright green Porsche Cayman S with an equally bold red interior. The images were published in PCA’s Panorama Magazine a couple of months ago. Wow, that was an even wilder experience with over 3,000 likes and 150 comments in just a few hours! It appears this car’s custom over-the-top build and color combo stirred up a bunch of emotions. I’m just content to sit back and watch as events unfold!
MAY IS NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MONTH – TRIPTYCH
Here’s me having fun with some photos I’ve made that seen unrelated to each other. Together they combine to make an emotional composite of sorts. It’s all about being creative!
RUF TURBO R – WORLD’S FASTEST CAR IN 1988
It was my honor to photograph and write about this rare, unique and fast RUF Turbo R based on Porsche’s 993. This very limited edition AWD car (1 of 4) is a beauty and owned by some very nice folks. Thanks again to all at PCA Panorama for publishing this feature in the April 2023 issue. (Click image to make opening spread larger)
FIRST CAME CELL PHONE CAMERA APPS, THEN AI. NOW THERE’S GPT.
Artificial Intelligence is readily available for photographs and is in production for video at various platforms like Adobe. Generative Pre-Trained Transformer (GPT) is now being readied by Microsoft and others for word processing text and conversations. The goal seems to be to increase productivity at a monthly cost to subscribers.
In the short term, writing run through GPT will be supplemented with “automated human-like enhancements”. In the long term, everything will appear more and more similar and homogenous, and no longer will that work be copyrightable. Unfortunately, everyone will probably think they are a photographer and a writer aided by AI and GPT, whether or not they have any real talent. It’s a brave new world for the artist, again.
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I use this original Leica Q for most of my personal work. It’s worn but my favorite mirrorless camera. The Q is so intuitive to use, and, unlike my cell phone, the files it produces are sharp, do not need work and are gorgeous straight out of the camera. Match it with a small DJI Pro drone, and you are ready for almost anything in a 28mm wide full-frame view. Despite what you may been told, 24 MP RAW is the sweet spot in digital image files.
I don’t have to worry about this camera. It’s durable and reliable even after some hard knocks. I bought it from the Bellevue Leica Store by trading in an extra Leica M. It works every time, and is the ultimate travel camera for me.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Clockwise are my PCA Panorama Magazine, National Geographic Books, and Vicarious Magazine publications from the last month.
It’s a good year and getting better!
ALL PRINTS DISCOUNTED FOR DECEMBER 2022.
FIRST $100 PURCHASE RECEIVES A FREE MIURA SCALE MODEL!
Just in time for the holidays is our 20% off sale. All prints have already received the discounted price, so there is no need for a discount code.
The first purchase that totals over $100 receives a Miura 1/34 scale model either red or green free of any charge! (no diorama included)
Go here to start shopping: WELLS IMAGERY
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WHY IS PERSONAL WORK SO IMPORTANT FOR THE CREATIVE?
Challenging assignments provide the creative artist with the confidence to accomplish increasingly complex tasks based on previously comissioned work. It can also provide a good income. A major automotive manufacturer recently hired for just this reason.
Personal work is when you only need to please yourself. In addition to being set free to do whatever you wish, you’ll still need a disciplined work ethic to repeatedly go beyond your previous experiences to achieve what you may not have thought was possible. That’s a powerful thing, even if you may never receive monetary compensation for it. Continue reading “”
THE ARGUMENT FOR GOPRO CAMERAS
No, the image quality is not the very best, even with the latest GoPro 11 action camera. Yet, sometimes you must be willing to sacrifice a camera to get the shot. For cars, that usually means disposable cameras mounted to areas where they could be damaged or lost.
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I HAVE VERY FEW REAL FRIENDS, AND HARDLY ANY OF THEM ARE ON FACEBOOK
Does that make me a bad person? I don’t think so. Am I the only one who feels this way?
I don’t know. All I know is there are only three I have to answer to: God (aka The Universe), myself and my wife, who happens to be my best friend and is on Facebook.
Oh well, no one’s perfect (don’t tell her that though).
R.I.P. Greg Fordahl. Sleep well my friend.
MORE PORSCHE PHOTOS IN LATEST PANORAMA
Every once in a while I am treated to great sunrise. Here’s one from my hotel window at PCA Porsche Parade in June overlooking the Poconos site in Pennsylvania!
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THE BEST SHOT FROM LUFT 8
Nevin Pontious absolutely nailed it with this shot of a young girl wearing a Luftgekühlt 8 T shirt. Wish I could have been at the event.
(Photo: Nevin Pontious)
INTENTION, OBSTACLE, CONSCIENCE, OUTCOME
Doing it right takes more than just talent and attention to detail. It also helps if you have the experience to pull off the job under any conditions.
That’s why a major car manufacturer hired me last week, and why you should too (shameless plug).
(Photo of Randy – Andrea Wells, circa 2021)
ALL WILL BE REVEALED
Albert Einstein famously said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” Hang in there folks!
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BECOME COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE
We are entering a new era, and, as an artist, you will most likely feel uncomfortable.
Life will require more from you. You cannot escape the world into a numbing existence and still make a difference.
Creatives are necessary for this next step. Do what you can to become a part of it.