ICE QUEEN

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 original 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!

Porsche 356 Registry Magazine

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ERNST HAAS – HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY

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.

Arthur Meyerson’s tribute to Ernst Haas

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WINNER – BEST SOCIAL MEDIA – MOTOR PRESS GUILD

Thank you MPG!

It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award from the Motor Press Guild for excellence in automotive journalism.

My wife, Andrea, is really the one who deserves this trophy for her constant support and social media expertise.

See the Instagram page that won at cars.randywells

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RAW AND HONEST

There’s always more stuff to acquire. So, how much is enough?

Very few people ask this question of themselves.

Van Life folks do it every day.

Long before Instagram, my wife and I lived that mobile dream for awhile. It was a good time camping on the road for eight years. My Steinbeck’s America book project resulted from that experience:

Steinbeck’s America

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Most of us probably would like to forget about last year and might even want to skip this year…

Here’s a tribute I created for the late Notorious R.B.G. near my home. Hope this cheers you up a little.

(This series consists of macro images I made of a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Safari #19 1:43 scale model on my front steps. The real car competed in the 1974 East African Rally. My full feature of that 911 can seen in the January 2017 issue of PCA Panorama Magazine)

PERSONAL WORK – 2020

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I post a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

In 2020, I took on even more commercial photography, along with some unique automotive editorial projects. That meant my personal work was even more important to provide some balance in my life.

So, I made a solo sojourn to the Palouse in Eastern Washington state in the spring of 2020 when the state’s Covid-19 restrictions opened up briefly. Here are a few of the images I made on that journey.

Happy Holidays!

THANKS PANO!

It’s a sincere honor to be awarded a cover feature in Porsche Club of America’s national magazine.

In the December 2020 issue of Panorama Magazine, there’s a 16-page story of mine that goes behind the scenes for a photoshoot of the Emory Motorsport’s AWD “AllRad” 356 Outlaw.

In this article, I explain what goes into all my professional photo sessions. Photo tips are listed, some secrets are revealed, and a lot of fun ensues when Rod Emory coasts down a pre-planned route without a working engine!

Thanks to Rob Sass, Amy Skogstrom, Richard Baron, Vu Nguyen, Allen Lane, Doug Lloyd, and Emma Smith at the PCA!

Dec 2020 Panorama Magazine

THANKS FORZA – THE MAGAZINE ABOUT FERRARI

Thanks also… to garage manager Fred Russell, writer Jay Gillotti, and car owner Frank Mandarano (L to R), for making this recent Ferrari Daytona shoot so much fun.

Photographing two Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyders together is a dream come true for any car photographer. Only 122+ were made.

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FORD BRONCO + FILSON CAMPAIGN GOES WILD

Bronco and Filson – two iconic American brands with long histories in the outdoors – announced a campaign today where they are joining forces to celebrate wildland firefighters and raise funds to help maintain and preserve America’s natural resources and National Forests. I was asked to pitch in.

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