Photographer Nick Ballon went inside an Italian tannery to shoot this series of images for textile firm Maharam.
To help launch a new range of projects, Maharam asked Nick Ballon to document the processes of leather production. The result is this absorbing set of photographs, which the company is using on its website and on social media.
“The project was shot over a week in and around the tanneries of Northern Italy,” says Ballon. “I think Maharam were pretty forward-thinking when commissioning this work as it could have quite easily been a ‘how to’ guide to leather production. Instead they were interested in communicating more a sense of place and atmosphere for the facilities they were working with.”