Randy Wells – Automotive – Car – Photographer – Writer – Filmmaker – Nature – Travel – Lifestyle – Seattle – Santa Barbara

RANDY WELLS is an award-winning automotive photographer, writer, and filmmaker known and published worldwide & based in Seattle / Santa Barbara.

CONTACT US or SHOP NOW at Randy’s searchable and secure archive for downloads, prints and products. Thousands of images in over 60 galleries can be viewed here: WELLS IMAGERY

See his Instagram page at: @cars.randywells
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IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME

“The 1960s animated cartoon series – The Jetsons – is best remembered for its depiction of a future that just never seems to get any closer (apart from video phones). And nothing about this future is more lamented than the prolonged absence of George Jetson’s flying electric car. The bad news: There are still no flying electric cars. The good news: Florida is building a place to park them.” Continue reading “”

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.

See my still shots from last week’s photo assignment of this vehicle for Ford and Filson below. Five million views in the first week! Continue reading “”

Drone image of North Cascades landscape, Washington by Randy Wells

LOOK UP. THE SKY IS OPEN.

Drone photography and video can be magical.

However, it is not for the faint of heart. The deeper you go into this discipline-laden aerial specialty, the more you risk being confronted with the limits of what is possible. Those limits are not very forgiving. Continue reading “”

FROM 50MM TO 28MM

It’s interesting when you think about it. In the 1950s and before that, people saw the world with what artists called a “normal” perspective. It resembled a 50mm focal length composition for full-frame 35mm format photographers.

You see that perspective when you travel to European cities. The streets and buildings are narrow and complement that field of view. Continue reading “”

CANDYCE’S 1973 PORSCHE 911S

A big thank you to everyone at PCA’s Panorama Magazine for publishing my story about a woman who carried on her husband’s legacy.

This month’s issue features my images and words about a 1973 911S in Sepia Brown that has won countless concours since Candyce Jones inherited it from her late husband. The image above was photographed with Candyce at the wheel while attending PCA Parade in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. This is a great story for many reasons. Continue reading “”

IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF GOING

From this day forward, all images on this site will be 550 pixels or wider, so you can better see the differences in quality.

“Actions speak louder than words.”

I’ve always believed in that. Yet, in today’s world, more and more, made up images and words are often believed over actions that are actually true. Continue reading “”

LOST IN TRANSLATION

“Lost in Translation is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film (that won an Oscar) written and directed by Sofia Coppola. Bill Murray stars as Bob Harris, a fading American movie star who is having a midlife crisis when he travels to Tokyo to promote Suntory whisky. There, he befriends another estranged American named Charlotte, a young woman and recent college graduate played by Scarlett Johansson.” -Wiki Continue reading “”

SO, WHAT’S A BARE BONES AUTOMOTIVE VIDEO RIG?

A simple car shoot video rig is ideally compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It’s also hopefully not too expensive. After all, it’s your vision and message that will determine the success of any film more than anything else.

Whatever rig you choose, you don’t really want to compromise much on quality – for the camera, the lens, monitor or the audio mic. Continue reading “”

YOUNG PORSCHE CAR OWNERS

For the the July issue of Porsche Club of America’s national Panorama Magazine, I have two features and additional photos that profile young Porsche owners and their cars. Check it out. Today’s youth deserve our support. You never know who is going to be inspired!

My sincere thanks to everyone at Pano for all they do.

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