I suppose I should blame (or attribute) this vintage series to my mother and grandma. I am infatuated with consignment stores, vintage collectives, and antique things. I find the age of the things that inhibit those places charming and full of stories.  

 As a commercial product photographer, you can imagine that I do not often have the opportunity to photograph vintage items or products with true age. So, it is my own choice to do them myself; the first part of this series is a fantastic pair of roller skates. 

  I chose these because of the wear that they exhibit (and the dinged-up box also begged in it's own to be photographed) and that at one time, they most likely were responsible for some young smiles, perhaps a couple of scraped knees, and some serious speed!