13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A luthier examining his cello

I visit my father every winter and spend a day with him in the instrument shop he built in the backyard. It is a magical place where violins and violas and cellos are born, where trees are transformed into music. I captured him at a moment when he was closely examining the delicate ribs of his cello.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Northfield, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Laura emiko Soltis