Posts tagged ‘shoemaking’

February 6, 2013

Guarnicioneria Lopez | Seville

Custom shoemaking, leather goods and leather craft does not come much better than this – Spanish royalty seem to think so too.  Guarnicionerie Lopez was established 1952 by Francisco Lopez Galan and is now run by grandson Paco Lopez.  Incredible craftsmanship at (amazingly) affordable prices, definitely worth paying a visit if you are in Seville.

January 26, 2011

People @ Work 2

Jon Spencer – Last Maker @ Foster & Son

Jermyn Street London (Jan 2011).

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My next stop was the workshop of Foster & Son on Jermyn St where the shoes are handmade above the shop.  This photoshoot wasn’t quite so fast paced as keeping up with Gemma at ENB.  My only issue with this shoot was space and working with the wrong lens for the size of the room, again, a wider lens would have been much more useful but I quite like some of the close up shots I took.   A few images have a sense of the workshop space but I was pretty much backed up against the wall to get these shots but it was a great place to take photos with lots of exquisite shoes and interesting bits and pieces all over the place.  On some of the images, where there was some movement, a faster asa would have been beneficial but I’m quite happy with these images overall.