From time to time, everything seems to line up on an assignment. The light. The scene. The people.
It happened recently when I was at Palace Shoe Repair. The family business has been a staple of downtown Rockford for about 90 years.
The light was perfect. The vintage hand tools and machines had so much personality. I knew I was going to be happy spending some time there.
I only could stay for about 30 minutes when I went to shoot photos. I scheduled more time the following day for a few more photos and a video.