Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Silvio, Fixer of Shoes

There will always be a need for a cobbler,
because he doesn't fix just the shoe. . . .
~ Silvio Palomba of "Silvio's Shoes"

Photojournalist Lexey Swall produced this touching three-minute video essay from Grain, which shows us scenes from the worklife of a cobbler, Silvio Palomba, in South Florida. His use of real leather, not plastic, is just one reason Silvio manages to stay in business.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

What a delightful human being -- and what a delightful video.

He makes me smile -- love his laugh and his humility.

Thanks for sharing this.