Sam Riehl (17), is the youngest professionally operating blacksmith in the state of Louisiana. Sam breathes new life into an old profession, infusing form and function through metal arts.
A Riehl Blacksmith is by 18 year old director Brennan Robideaux (@b_robideaux) out of the “Louisiana area.” The more and more I get familiar with where a lot of the best television production is coming from these days and befriending people in New Orleans, the more and more I beginning to see that there is a lot of talent in NOLA.
About the video, I’m loving it. For some reason, I’m a city kid, born and raised in sunny Southern California, but I find myself drawn to smaller cities in the US and real people doing real jobs. Something like being a blacksmith is so far off the radar that I would never even think of that as a career, but it looks dope, and there is definitely something romantic when you see guys like this doing their thing or a person like my guy the “OIL MAN” Jim Rodger from Kilgore, Texas.
Oh, and I want a colleague that rocks a pipe to work.