the 10K Fresnels

If I’ve learned anything as a photographer, it’s that the light performs the magic.

Shaping the light its brightness, color, contrast, direction, the symbolic use of light and shadow, the real magician here is light itself.

I’ve always had an affinity for behemoth wise elders of Hollywood’s beginnings, the really good ones are getting harder to find, but that just makes me try harder.

In the sprit of the modern resurgence of “small batch” brands and Industrial Artifacts reclamation movement I have embarked on my own personal project of passion to pay homage to these legendary pieces of hardware. Bringing these light fixtures out of the past and into the present. These vintage lights extrude an unparalleled sense of aesthetics quality of illumination and rich in history.

My job now is to curate, convert these units to modern home electrics, to carefully refurbished and restored for the true connoisseur, in limited quantities, with fine attention to detail.

10K lights can be purchased at Old Hollywood Light Company

“Restoring these old beauties is definitely a labor of love for Scarpati. After tracking down one or two of these rare creatures stashed in a forgotten corner of some cavernous L.A. warehouse — a feat in itself — he gets them to his personal workshop, where he completely breaks down each to its individual parts. Every knob, lens and metal component is cleaned, stripped and refinished, with impossibly rare missing parts found and fitted.“Vintage Hollywood lights re-purposed as modern works of art.
 Over the three  decades music photographer John Scarpati’s lens has chronicled rock, metal and punk acts including Poison, Circle Jerks, Social Distortion, New York Dolls and Rush.  Scarpati has most recently taken to scouring old Hollywood studio supply warehouses in search of restoration-worthy lights to restore for domestic use. The lights were usually made between the 1920’s and 1940’s, each is a one-of-a-kind original, complete with vintage stand or tripod. They exude the sort of patina that can’t be matched by mass-produced reproductions.”-   “the/HeaveyCurrent”

All 10K lights are rewired with standard Edison socket and bulb to be used as a standing lamp. Completely refurbished, while still keeping its vintage look intact.

10K lights can be purchased at Old Hollywood Light Company


Cannonballs Rolling In

Cannonballs Rolling In

During the 2019 Advertising Club of Richmond’s annual awards, Cabell Harris of

the 1K Fresnels

the 1K Fresnels

Vintage Hollywood Movie Lights Restored & Repurposed These lights are the

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