The short film below from Commoner for Smith Journal is a wonderful vignette into the life and hobby of Ray Gascoigne. Gascoigne makes “Ships in Bottles”, each one painstakingly crafted by hand and executed with precision. The film is wonderfully shot and edited, paced in a way that captures the speed of Gascoigne’s life. There are things about this film that really spoke to me, the humbleness of the subjects voice, the close up shots of his hands showing weathered age and ruggedness from a life at sea, the lighting and mood, and the models themselves. Hat tip to commoner for a nice little story, and a glimpse into another’s life.