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
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.
Just be thankful we’ve come a long ways since the 1960s! Continue reading “”
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!
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!
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.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOUR PHOTO MIGHT SHOW UP
The Chicane is an on-line blog that features what they consider the best automotive images. Surprisingly, one of my photos was featured on their blogscroll in May, and I just came across it. I guess they found it on Tumblr where photo credits are rare. Uncredited here, when you drag and drop it, buried in the jpeg metadata is my 2013 copyright notice. No worries…
Here’s an image I made in the late ’80s. It was extensively published in print and has been copied since by other photographers many times. With the advent of social media, this phenomenon is in hyperdrive. Shooting for the approval of others (i.e. chasing likes or followers) is just plain dumb. It’s almost as bad as photographing for unsustainably low pay. How bad are things? Just check this out:
A LEGENDARY SEATTLE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS PASSED AWAY
Bob Peterson was well-known in Seattle for his amazing photography. His pioneering work was featured in magazines, ads and brochures for such clients as LIFE, AAA, Nike, the Seattle Super Sonics, and many more. He was also an iconic photographer for annual reports in the area, just like Harald Sund and the late John Terence Turner. These guys did this stuff on demand with one chance only – on film. We will all miss his approachable nature and wry sense of humor. Continue reading “”
At some stage in your career, hopefully early on, you decide it’s important to stay humble, no matter what level of success you achieve.
The passion you feel along the way can have a way of making everything you experience a bit larger than life, obscuring the overall relevant importance of what you are doing.
Sure, some ego is important for the artist to survive, as is drive, tenacity and grit, which are all necessary to succeed, but those won’t determine what you leave behind that actually matters. Continue reading “”
BE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER!
Quit your day job!
Follow your bliss!
Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life!
Not if you are essentially working for free you won’t…
What day is it again?
EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT
DON’T ASSUME ANYTHING
Perhaps I could be a life coach. If only I wasn’t so busy. Oh, that brings up another oft-quoted piece of advice, “Be careful what you wish for.”
It’s not enough to memorize this stuff. You have to incorporate it into your daily practice, and anyone who has lived a life of self-awareness knows this to be true.
Maybe I could fulfill this role with a really young person or someone who is not quite sure they know it all. Continue reading “”