Have I "received" my Imperial? Well, I drove from CT down to Kentucky (and back, of course--about 1900 miles in 48 hours) to fetch it. So yes, I have it. And while it needs some restoration, it doesn't need as much as I originally thought it would. So that's nice.
Your Father must be an interesting person, I bet he is close to my age. You are lucky to have such "Kool" parents. I have plenty more lamps and other collectibles to photograph. I now have a new collectible, Lava;s $ Glitter lamps. Oh no! He's started to collect lamps again. TIme for another intervention, just kidding.
I wish I lived closer so I could experience the Walk into Hell in person, in the correct mindset. You have motivated to take more photos, which I love to do, however I also can be very content at watching the clouds go by. Sometimes I have to pust myself to get the camera crankin, I just tell myself 15 minutes, just grab and shoot. You are correct *my opinion* lighting and the angles that you highlight really take the effect to the next level of perception. I work from 3pm to to 1130pm and I stay up usually till dawn, so most of my photos are night work. Keep up the good work, wish I had a small portion of your energy.