Being a photographer allows me a meet very interesting people and learn about their passions and talents. One such character is Bay Area Luthier Stephen Faulk. Stephen designs and hand builds flamenco and classical guitars. They are truly beautiful. He makes the rosette out of little strips of colored wood arranged into designs of butterflies, abstracts and geometrics which he slices like a thin loaf of bread and lays into a channel. His precision and craftsmanship are extraordinary and he’s a hoot to hang out with.
You can hear how resonate the guitar I photographed sounds on a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV7sCxaLeBw . Contact Stephen if you are interested in knowing more about his craft www.sfguitars.net/links.htm.