Alden Leather School Comes to Burns!
I met Tim last June at a branding in Riverside, watching him rope all day in the wind and rain. I played photographer that day, so we became connected via social media for those images. Since then, Tim has pushed me creatively in my photography business, collecting images of Harney County. On Halloween, Tim provided me the honor of a new kind of event to photograph, the day his business moved to Burns!
Tim, of Alden School of Leather Trades, teaches folks to make leather products in his shop. People from all walks of life visit Tim from a few days to a few weeks, learning to make bags to boots and everything in between. Recently, he moved his business from Rogue River to Burns and I cannot think of a better backdrop for folks to learn about leather than Harney County!
As a side note, can we talk about this beautifully renovated shop and store front on Broadway in Burns? There has been a recent fire to fill the windows on Broadway, our historic main drag, a destination once again. What could be better than a leather shop to represent one of the most rural counties in our state?