1. Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

    Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.

    View the photo gallery here: dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-SHOEMAKER/thumbs/

    Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.

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  2. For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 2 features Beam & Anchor (beamandanchor.com); a collective workspace and showroom in North Portland where an assortment of local craftsmen both make and sell their work. Follow the full series at experimentwithnature.com

    Video:
    Joe Stevens
    joestevensmedia.com

    Music:
    Jacob Montague - "The Unheard Parade"
    jacobmontaguemusic.com

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  3. For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 1 features ADX (adxportland.com) in Southeast Portland; a community-based creative workshop whose members are not only making and building for themselves, but concurrently enabling others to do the same. Follow the full series at experimentwithnature.com

    Video:
    Joe Stevens
    joestevensmedia.com

    Music:
    Typhoon - "Summer Home"
    wearetyphoon.com

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  4. For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 3 features Holiday Customs (holidaycustoms.blogspot.com); a one-man custom motorcycle shop in NE Portland, operated by Jared Johnson. Follow the full series at experimentwithnature.com

    Video:
    Joe Stevens
    joestevensmedia.com

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  5. Shwood founder Eric Singer teams up with friends to create a unique wooden surfboard. Watch how Singer and company process and shape this functional one-of-a-kind board using reclaimed wood found on the Oregon coast.

    The construction process was guided by the expertise of Joe Blecha, a bona fide virtuoso of custom surf and snowboard construction. blechaboardshop.com

    Kahana Kalama, professional surfer turned shop-owner (alohasunday.com), was there to test the limits of the handmade board upon its completion.

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at shwoodshop.com

    Video:
    Joe Stevens
    joestevensmedia.com

    Additional filming:
    Wes Scheler

    Music:
    Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young To Burn (Instrumental)”
    sonnysmith.com

    The Black Tambourines – “27-25 Blues”
    theblacktambourines.bandcamp.com

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