The Romantic Process of Crafting Guitars

Alex Bishop is an expert luthier, transforming wood into complex musical instruments. In this mesmerizing short film by Contra, a video production company in London, we get a snapshot of his life as an artist. “There’s something about working with your hands and working with wood that detaches you from technology,” Bishop says. “You don’t have the obstacles of everyday life in the 21st century, and that’s a liberating experience.”

More of Contra’s work can be found on their website.