Teppei Teranishi spent nearly 15 years as an innovative guitarist in the California rock band, Thrice. After much success and acclaim, Teranishi now handcrafts leather goods on Vashon Island, just west of Seattle. There in a minimal setting, inspiration is easily found in the shade of mountaintops and sprawling landscapes. The Teranishi products are executed using traditional craftsmanship and exemplify subtlety, detail, and the belief that there is statement in understatement.
Director: Daniel Navetta
Production Co. ApK
DP: Corey Fontana
music was gently borrowed from: Real Estate
*If you have the means, enjoy this video with headphones*
Tanner Goods is a small leather goods manufacturer located in Portland, Oregon. They work hard to manage multiple storefronts and offer a wide range of hand crafted leather accessories. They thrive on their attention to detail and appreciation for top quality products. In the future they plan to expand their product line to include non-leather goods such as eyewear and time pieces, while maintaining their strong roots in simplicity and utilitarian product design. You can purchase their products online at:
Or find them in person here:
1308 W. Burnside
Portland, Ore. 97209
This video serves as a documentation of craft that I have long been interested in as a Graphic Designer, and someone who appreciates hand made goods. It is wonderful to see a company that thrives in the "small batch" business model, and I hope they continue to make good things for a long time coming. The process of making something as simple as a belt can remind us of the roots of what this country was founded on: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Craftsmanship. Hope you enjoy it!
Special Thanks to:
Tanner Goods - (Thanks for the interview Sam)
Alex Toyoshima - (The guy making the belt) - Without you, this wouldn't have happened, so thanks for being so patient and letting me poke around with my camera. || alextoyoshima.com
Alex R. Taylor - (Audio) || alexrtaylor.com
Aaron Rayburn - cargocollective.com/rayburn
Music By: Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
Steven Soria is a third generation leather craftsman from Santa Barbara. His modern designs bring a fresh perspective to a classic craft.
The Quoddy workshop in Maine is an amazing place, the craftsman are extremely skilled and very friendly and open. Special thanks to Dan for giving such a great insight.
Filmed with a skeleton kit of the 5D with 24-70mm and gorilla pod. Audio recorded onto my iphone with the surprisingly good irig mic. Edited on the Mac book air 11".
All leather everything.