Matthew Corbel | Reclaimed Trading Company

There is this amazing place in Calgary called the Reclaimed Trading Company, where you can find all kinds of antiques as well as custom designed furniture made out of things like salvaged pieces of wood and metal. One of the people responsible for the creation of that furniture is a ridiculously nice fella named Matthew Corbel, and he was awesome enough to let me come down and create a couple of portraits of him in his workshop. Having grown up with a father that does a lot of incredible wood work, I've always enjoyed seeing what people can create when they are given a blank slate (or a giant chunk of wood), and it's awesome that there seems to be somewhat of a resurgence in this kind of work, where people are going back and learning the skills needed to create custom pieces using only their hands and tools.

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This shoot really only scratched the surface of what you can find here, and I may or may not have come back at a later date with a full crew and spent the day creating some imagery, but if I did, you'll have to wait a little longer to see it...

Also, if you'd like to see larger versions of these portraits, you can do so by simply CLICKING HERE.