THANKS TO YOUNG PORSCHE CAR OWNERS AND THE PCA
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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HAVE A SAFE 4TH OF JULY
This candid photograph of an American veteran (and a cat hiding under the truck) was made along Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona with a digital Leica M and a 50mm lens. Continue reading “”
THE ENDLESS SUMMER
Bruce Brown made his classic surf movie, The Endless Summer, 60 years ago while filming two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August. Over two summers he followed them on a surfing trip around the world in search of the perfect wave. His landmark film debuted in 1964. Continue reading “”
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PORSCHE’S FIRST OVERALL VICTORY AT LE MANS & HANS MEZGER
The 1970 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place 50 years ago on June 13 and 14. Porsche had won first in class before, but their 1970 victory was their first overall Le Mans win.
They would go on to conquer the event more times than any other manufacturer. The late Hans Mezger was instrumental in that first victory and many others.
R.I.P. Hans Mezger, age 90, who passed away today. Hans was one of the most important engine designers ever. His first project was to work on the valve train of the Luhrmann-Designed 356 Carrera engine for Porsche – not an easy task. Over the next 35 years, he took part in the design of the first Porsche 911 engine, the Porsche turbocharged engines, and became the leader of the famed Porsche Race Engine Department. Continue reading “”
I’ve had my Porsche Cayenne loaded with camping gear since the stay-at-home orders were enacted. Continue reading “”
THIS IS THE MEMORIAL DAY I’M TRYING TO FORGET
On May 22, National Road Trip Day, I decided to drive around the neighborhood, picking up some groceries and the mail. I also added a hundred new road trip images to the website, once i got home – while praying for better days ahead.
Hopefully, this pandemic is peaking and will begin to pass. Still, it has made existing problems all the more apparent. The incompetence and sheer selfishness exhibited by many has made the nation that our veterans sacrificed their lives for look pathetic. On the flip side, what happens next could serve as a once-in-a-multi-generational chance to build a better future. Continue reading “”
Right now, for someone who has traveled the world, it feels like home is some kind of semi-permanent transit lounge where you patiently wait for your ship to come in. Continue reading “”
CAN A CAR HAVE A SOUL?
According to one Porsche owner it can.
Read all about it in this month’s issue of Porsche Club of America’s national magazine Panorama. Continue reading “”
I WANT TO DRIVE
When road trips roll around again, and they will with a vengeance I’m predicting, you will want go where the crowds are not. That means your vehicle will need to be ready to camp anywhere.
Here’s what I will be carrying with my wife in a Porsche SUV after CARonavirus: Continue reading “”
RETRO VINTAGE STILL LIFE
Now’s a great time to photograph still lifes indoors.
For this photo I chose a camera I purchased in 1979. It’s a 1958 Leica M3 and my first rangefinder. Before that I bought my first SLR, a Canon AE-1. Those cameras started me down the photographic path. Continue reading “”
THE FUJI G617 FILM CAMERA
This is one of only two medium format cameras that I’ve kept from the film days. The other is a Hasselblad 500C. They both remain relevant for making large prints. Wth the roll film tha’s still available today.
The Fuji G617 is a large yet lightweight photographic machine that produces amazing panoramic images captured at 6cm x 17cm in size. That’s plenty big to print huge murals if you want. All manual, no light meter. Make sure you get the special ND filter. Continue reading “”
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It seems that every day there is big news breaking. On a smaller scale, Lonely Planet Publications is shutting down its production offices and eliminating its travel magazine and non-guidebook titles.
I was fortunate to have many travel photographs published in their books over the years. Here’s a Seattle cover of mine made on slide film before Photoshop. Continue reading “”
PHOTOGRAPHING SCALE MODEL CARS
Since we are spending another month (or more) at home because of the global health pandemic, now is the perfect time to photograph some scale model cars. Continue reading “”
Long-time travelers will recognize this photo as a late ’80s Alaska Airlines commercial coach seat.
During all my miles as a travel photographer, I only saw this view once. Red sunset and red hair.
The last thing I ever wanted to see is what we are all going through now. Continue reading “”