Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

Made in Brooklyn - The Shoemaker

New York City based portrait photographer and director, Dustin Cohen, recently completed the latest installment of his ongoing video series, “Made in Brooklyn”, which focuses on Frank Catalfumo, a 91-year-old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

A World War veteran, Catalfumo first opened the doors to ‘F&C Shoes’ in 1945 where he continues to work five days a week alongside his son, Michael.

During the past 70+ years, everything around Frank has changed. Prices have gone up; neighboring stores have come and gone, probably many times over. But one thing has remained the same. Frank “keeps moving forward”, coming to work five days a week and bringing worn souls back to life.

His hands (shown above) tell the story in the video below.

The Shoemaker from Dustin Cohen on Vimeo.

A very sweet and entertaining short film about a man and his love of making shoes.

Check out earlier episodes in the “Made In Brooklyn” series here.