Jimmy Choo was once a humble cobbler, too.
I believe that a truly outstanding cobbler is an artist in their own right. I've used the same cobbler in New York for years now and when I began to travel regularly he asked me to photograph a cobbler—located anywhere in the world—to add to his 'international cobblers wall of fame'. I searched endlessly to no avail until my trip to India, where I saw this man in Bombay on the street in his 'shop'.
This Bombay local did not speak English, but there were several English-speaking men around to kindly translate my question, 'May I take your photograph?' He looked up at me, carefully and slowly combed his eyebrows with his index finger, and grinned.
Pretty groovy, huh?
Contemporary artist Esther Mahlangu is part of the Ndebele community, who live in Gauteng, South Africa. Inspired by the geometric patterns seen in clothing and jewelry totemic to her tribe, the South Ndebele people, Esther's art is actually quite famous—her work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Mahlangu painted the exteriors, interiors and home accessories found in her large art compound in bold, symmetrical designs, an aesthetic that is unmistakably Esther.
Esther sells her art at the compound and features a selection of Ndebele jewelry and tribal headbands, all of which match her signature pattern. Have you seen Esther's art car for BMW?
Headline Quote: Clueless
I found this image many years ago and I don't know who the photographer is, but I do know that this fantasy land is located somewhere in Canada.
That water is ice cold—but aren't you dying to take a swim?