Peter Gowland photographing Raquel Welch in 1964
Peter Gowland was renowned for his glamour photographer for pin-up calendars in the 30s to 50s. His photography skills were in high demand with the Ridge Tool Company, who engaged his services to shoot for the company’s calendar that hung proudly in almost every auto body shops during that era. Peter Gowland was an equally talented engineer and machinist, producing incredibly lightweight and sturdy large format cameras to be used in the field. The approachable and knowledgeable photographer was popular amongst photography enthusiasts who wanted to fabricate their own custom large format cameras. 93-year old Peter Gowland left behind his legacy of 40-years of glamour photography, and exceptional hand-built cameras (click here to learn more) when he passed away on March 17 2010.