1972. The Early Leather Years

Alabama 1972. in my dorm room at the University of Montevallo working on custom leather pieces. about a month or two after this photo i left college, rented a small shop in the town of Montevallo, Alabama and ran a leather shop for about six months. taking custom orders for everything from sandals to welding rod bags to hats to “FBI” type badge holders for the local police dept. to 35mm camera lens cases (which the owner [my ex-dorm room mate] still had 40 years later and sent back to me earlier this year. i have it hanging in my Mill studio “under the stairs”. by the way, if anyone reading this knows where i could find some old shoe repair shop equipment – that works – please let me know.

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