Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Le luthier au salon des métiers d'art


This is Stéphane Garnier. As you can see, he makes and repairs string instruments and was one of the fabulous artists showing their trade at the town hall show last weekend.

Voici Stéphane Garnier, luthier à Versailles...

30 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore les luthiers, leur atelier est un lieu totalement magique. J'avais fait des photos dans un luthier pour Ebena, un superbe moment

Paulie said...

You were in the right place at the right time!

JM said...

Ciel, believe it or not, when the page opened I thought the top pic was a painting. Very cool image!

ρομπερτ said...

Once I read, that humankind is only intelligent, because of having fingers - what a wonderful proof.

Please have you all a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Becky said...

Very nice shots, Ciel! And I feel that THIS would have been my favourite exhibit.

bfarr said...

Nice shots. Interesting imagery.

brattcat said...

the instruments hang like notes on a scale.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I love wood and guitars (not so much violins...) and we have luthiers at our arts and crafts shows, too. Mostly guitars here, though.

Woody said...

I'd be captivated watching him work.

Clueless in Boston said...

A true craftsman is a delight to watch.

Bob Crowe said...

I have a lot of respect for people who to this. The work is a marriage of technology and art. The result, when well done, is pure pleasure. So very well illustrated here.

Randy said...

I have always wanted to learn, maybe one day. Excellent photos.

Leif Hagen said...

I need to visit him as my violin has a crack in it by the chin rest! Zut alors! He seems to be a very talented fellow.

Day4plus said...

I'm with JM, I also thought the first was a painting. You fuzzed it up nicely.
How I would have liked to be there. MB

ALAIN said...

Si je comprends bien, les violons, c'est comme les casseroles : il y en a des grands pour les symphonies, des moyens pour les concertos et les petits pour les sonates ?

Dina said...

Fascinating to see the violin in its early stages.
We have not many "violin builders" left in Israel.

Delphinium said...

Pour répondre à Alain, les grands violons, ce sont des contrebasses. :-))

VP said...

I love these pictures! Here for a liutaio one has to go to Florence now...

Malyss said...

Le genre de metier qui fait résolument rêver..

Cezar and Léia said...

I think this is not a simple job, it's all about ART! :)
Amazing!
Léia

Thérèse said...

Et surement quelle oreille pour Stéphane Garnier.
Sans oublier le décor de son lieu de travail!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

I'm in awe of your photos!
They really look like a painting.

Have a great day!

Sharon said...

This must have been a wonderful show! These photos are so beautiful, almost dream like.

Halcyon said...

wow! What a treat!!

T. Becque said...

I always wished I could play an instrument, but it wasn't something I ever took the time for. These have a soothing feel to them.

Loree said...

That is amazing to see someone who actually makes the instruments himself. What an artist!

Jack said...

I like the way you captured the craftsman and his customer. Choosing a career working on musical instruments is unusual, It is probably very satisfying.

Kaori said...

Just went to hear an orchestra last weekend and am very fascinated with string instruments. Love how they hand those violins ;D

Allan.Alexandre.F said...

La musique qui est sans Versailles un orphelin.

paulboo said...

Wonderful to see traditional crafts and skills kept alive this way, nice pictures of the man and his work.