today I've visited our factory in Thailand that makes the Spark Shakers. I went there to take some photos for our next catalog. if you have seen one of our catalogs of the past years, you'd know that we have a rubric called "how we make it". you can also find it on our website: http://meinlpercussion.com/company/how-we-make-it/
this is where we give an insight view behind the scenes…
anyways, while I have been watching this worker doing his craft, I remembered when we started this project around 7 or 8 years ago with Bill Saragosa (the origin inventor of those beautiful instruments). back then Bill and I met in a small shop floor in Germany where we made the molds, experimented with different materials, etc. great fun and good times! it’s nice to see the results after a few years. and maybe we should add another Spark Shaker soon… will see.
the photo shoot went well. I had to get really close with a 24mm lens to catch the sparks in a good angle. the sparks hit me and my camera everywhere. but no risk no fun...