What inspired you to become a bootmaker?
Passion and vengeance
Who were your teachers?
I’m self taught and it was difficult since there was nobody to ask anything to.
What were some of your early struggles?
Finding supply sources in L.A was tough, it’s not TX.
What advice would you give to bootmakers just starting out?
…What are your hopes for the future of the craft?
I hope it stays alive but it’s gonna become nearly extinct, like most old crafts, how many swordsmiths or armorist are still around?
Hollywood Riff Raff • Pascal Davayat
Newbury Park CA
The Cowboy Bootmakers. Memories and photos collected by Dana Perrotti, 2019.