Wells Imagery promises exquisite photography and video that exceed your expectations. Your automobile or collection on location or in our portable studio is our specialty. Drone, aerial, and car-to-car images are just some of what Randy can also offer. Our commercial and editorial shoots include sports-car. SUVs and truck manufacturers, hot rods, super and hyper-cars, old-timers, and aftermarket suppliers. Porsche and Ford are among our clients. Call for a free quote today! +1 425.644.6115
BUDGET ’67 LITE 911R BUILD
Congrats to my buddy Terry English for building an absolutely amazing 1786 lb tribute to Porsche’s 1967 911R prototype number four. Doing most of the work himself, he somehow managed to complete this transformation from 912 roller in less than six months and for less than $25K. Unbelievable. Continue reading “”
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
As we set our clocks back and say goodbye to Fall, here’s the final (for now) post in my creative process series on photography (a.k.a R
andy’s Photo tips):
“Do not paint the sleeve, become the arm.” -Andrew Wyeth
“In order to see, we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” -Manet
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.” -Picasso Continue reading “”
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
Here’s the first season finale of a ten episode series where Jerry Seinfeld takes his friends out for coffee in oddball cars. Michael Richards (Kramer) is his lunch guest in Malibu. Their means of transportation? A 1962 VW split window double cab bus in dove blue, primer gray and rust. A humorous and poignant reunion. Continue reading “”
I’M NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE
Just back from Salina, Kansas where I photographed Blue Heaven Studios’ 15th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads concerts. The live music was inspirational and aided by the superb acoustics in the converted church studio. It was a fun-filled weekend hanging out with Michael Fremer, Chad Kassem, Kevin Gray and many others. Continue reading “”
URBAN OUTLAW FILM NOW ONLINE
Magnus Walker, Early 911 Urban Outlaw; Tamir Moscovici, Filmaker; Anthony Arendt, Director of Photography; Wade Odlum, Colourist; and Paul Prouix, Editor. These are the guys who created a documentary film that tells the compelling story of Magnus and his wife, Karen.
The fifth part in a creative process series on photography:
Inner obstacles can keep an artist from doing their best.
Many professional photographers encounter inner fears that can keep them from practicing their craft or marketing their work. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome these obstacles to growth. Continue reading “”
DECLARATION OF INNER DEPENDENCE
In a nod to the coming election, here’s my take on the Rogue Nation credo:
We are not self absorbed. We are not sheep.
We take risks and pursue the long shot.
We shun personal gain in pursuit of the greater good.
We respect diversity.
We have raw talent and focus on that talent.
We are driven to succeed with our given talent.
We ignore accepted patterns and blaze our own trail.
We are never satisfied to rest on our laurels.
We have one foot in reality but are led by our dreams.
It was the summer of 1978. The Cars were moving in stereo. They let the good times roll and were just what I needed.
As it turns out, The Cars were just what another million music fans needed too. Recorded at London’s AIR studios, their debut record was so fresh and appealing that it instantly became an AM radio favorite and went Platinum in six months. Continue reading “”
BACK TO CALIFORNIA, THEN THE MID-WEST
My fall/winter travel schedule is getting booked… rapidly. Photo assignments related to cars and music are keeping me hopping. That’s good news for any artist in this economy. Continue reading “”
SADE’S AURAL APHRODISIAC
When Diamond Life burst onto the scene in 1984/1985 it provided a calm oasis. This was not post-punk or techno-pop. This was an album of lush and lovely music with smooth jazz moods and world beat underpinnings. Superficially cool, the Latin tempos trapped in the grooves simmered with a passion just waiting to explode. Continue reading “”
Honest, I did not come up with the title for this article! Still, I’m very honored that Excellence featured my 1972 Porsche 911T/ST in their latest issue (#205).
In addition to the magazine, you can read more about Jeff Barstow’s top class win and our great adventure together in SLC on an earlier blog post.
Fast runs at 2012 PCA Parade, mine first then Jeff’s:
When it comes to the early Porsche 911 community, it’s pretty hard to ignore the large elephant in the room when there’s a loud buzzing cloud over its head emanating from social media gone berzerk. Facebook fans, press, ads, films – Magnus Walker has accomplished more in a year than most of us do in a lifetime.
I love the guy. Who doesn’t? He’s got it all going on: tats, dreadlocks, a ZZ Top beard, hip clothes, and a “rules is for fools” attitude. Heck, he’s even got a British accent. He’s everything we are not. Continue reading “”
PORSCHE BOXSTER : ANTICIPATION
Check out this brand new Porsche Channel commercial on the latest Boxster (981). When rain threatened the photo shoot, they decided to roll with it.
We are now ten years beyond the unthinkable, the World Trade Center attack, thirty years past another example of a world gone wrong – the murder of John Lennon, nearly fifty years on from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and seventy years after the one that first jolted the U.S. out of its reality, the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The world is certainly a different place today because of those events. Hopefully it will be much, much longer before we encounter another act of senseless violence.
Number four in my series of RANDY’S PHOTO TIPS a.k.a. his creative photographic process:
When approaching automotive photography, one of the first challenges is the belief that you can fix everything in post-processing. Unfortunately (or fortunately), a car’s complex bodywork and glossy paint reflects everything, especially on dark colored vehicles. So, unless your location and background are clean and well thought out beforehand, you could be left with an image that needs a lot of complicated retouching. Continue reading “”
HERB ALPERT’S COVER GIRL
Forty-seven years ago Herb Alpert released a record on his A&M label that went on to sell over six million copies. The playfully erotic LP cover, which was risqué at the time, featured a whipped cream-covered fashion model named Dolores Erickson. The image, now a pop culture icon, certainly didn’t hurt sales. Continue reading “”