I was lucky to be able to shoot in the legendary Steinway & Sons piano factory in Astoria last week. A place where some of the finest musical instruments in the world are made. I didn’t know exactly what to expect going into it, but it definitely wasn’t what I got. I think I just assumed that I would be walking into a massive, modern factory with tons of machinery and automation, something akin to a car assembly line… just substitute pianos. Instead what I saw was probably not all that much different than how they built pianos 100 years ago. Walking in and seeing all the handwork and craftsmanship that goes into each and every piano was truly beautiful. I really didn’t think anything was built this way anymore. The collection of craftsmen, talent, and old and new woodworking knowledge was a true delight to behold.