Recently, I was privileged to be invited to the home of Peter Hollingworth, a guy who has a passion for all things retro, not least his red 1957 Chevrolet. I had photographed it a few times out 'in the wild' but this was an opportunity to capture it at home in its den, amongst memrobilia from a similar era. And this, is my favourite from the shoot. So much so, I have already printed it off and it now sits above my mac! But these aren't the only items of interest in Peters collection that caught my cameras attention!
Some people have Gnomes in their garden and others maybe a few LED lights but Peter has something rather different, old classic fuel pumps! Not just any old pumps either. Every one has been lovingly and painstakingly restored to their former glory by Peter himself and when lit up look fantastic in the garden of his Teeside home. Even though he has almost no room left in the garden for these treasures, he still has ongoing projects to complete. Some have even found their way into his house! Much better than the traditional grandfather clock!
Carrying on with our trip around the Hollingworth residence, we find ourselves inside his home, where the vintage collection gets a musical connection! Lighting the corners, we find a beautiful array of classic Duke Boxes and according to Peter, Duke boxes are where the fascination for all things vintage has its origin. With my camera firmly mounted on a tripod, I managed to capture the atmosphere created by the lights of the machines. The still working duke boxes, which can ocasionally be heard shouting out classic songs from the 40's to the 60's, link further into the musical theme with a banjo and guitar carefully placed between the two. Perfection!
Thank you Peter for allowing myself and my camera into your fastenating home!