Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Vintage Vespa and a very Inspiring Person...

So do you remember the Super Photography Post with the beautiful little Vespa I spied sitting outside my neighbors house? I've watched with interest as this post has slowly but surely crept its way to the top of my most popular post's list...

Well today it happened again, I got home and saw this...

...Same spot, vintage Vespa, in the most beautiful colour!

So...I thought I'd go over and say 'hi' this time.
And I found Andrew Ross. He's not my neighbor but he practically grew up there hanging out with the boys that lived there.

I gave him a few of the cards that I had made here and this is what I found out about Andrew.

He owns 8 vintage Vespa's, YES! 8!!!  Some dating back to the early 1950's.  He's been collecting them since his late teens and 5 of them actually work, the other's being works in progress. How cool is that? Super Cool I say! 

Aaaaaaand... He's a photographer too, when I barged into the neighbors backyard to meet him he was taking photos with this stunning old camera.

I told him of my love of vintage style photoshoots and asked if he thought I could use one of his Vespa's for a prop, not only did he say yes, but he said he has the perfect one for me to use (Think 'Roman Holiday'.). Woohoo!

I'm so excited and I can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit and do this shoot.  I have my model... and I have my prop, yay!  And now I need to go shopping for wardrobe double yay!

If you want to see more of Andrew's work go and have a look here or here.  He's really a very, very accomplished photographer and I consider it an honor to have met him. 

And Here is a fabulous documentary from VIMEO about Andrew and you get to see him riding around on his beautiful Vespa (the white one)

Those of you in Wellington, Andrew currently has some works on display at our National Mueseum Te Papa, go along and have a peek.

Take care
Mrs C


  1. I'm in love with that Vespa! I'm so jealous of this Andrew guy!


    1. Its the most amazing colour isnt it? Wouldnt it be the coolest to have 8 vintage vespas in your garage??? I'd love it! Thanks for dropping by Nikki xox


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