Hephaestus – Catalan Blacksmith, Barcelona

In Pictures by Ben

Photograph of Alfons Marco Catalan Blacksmith in Barcelona Spain By English Photographer Ben

One of the oldest Catalan blacksmiths working in Barcelona, and the only chap with an open forge. This craftsman had learned from his father and practiced all his life. Apparently to master something, it’s necessary to do it for 10,000 hours. In our culture, with the peaks of the mountains talent has built available online, do we appreciate true craftsmanship and the effort it takes to achieve?