Jim Golden is a Portland-based photographer who photographs collections of vintage items as part of his Still Life 1 photography series. The collections that he photographs often feature old items and are always neatly and artistically arranged. Items in the series include guns, Santa Claus decorations, guitars and cassette tapes.
Some of the collections that make up Still Life 1 actually come from private collectors. Collectors are everywhere (they live among us), but it isn't everyday that you get a window into a hardcore collector's life. What's more is that the presentation of the items is probably not far off from how they're stored (with regard to neatness and care). Jim Golden's photos allow you to do just that.