Xavier Napoleon


Xavier Napoleon is a New Zealand leather maker. Working out of his small studio on a lifestyle block in Richmond, he produces premium handmade leather goods. Holding on to traditional leather making techniques and tools, every single product is completely unique, handcrafted from beginning to end. From early beginnings making leather falconry hoods, Xavier has refined his rare skill set and developed a truly unique, inspiring, and artistic range of leather products. From pen holders to full satchel-style bags, customers seek out these gems from all over the globe. Lumiere spent some time with Xavier photographing his leather products and creating documentary images of Xavier working in his workshop. We also interviewed Xavier and created a short documentary film on Xavier’s leather making process.

Applied Lumiere Services

  • Studio Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Video Production
  • Post-Production

Project Credits

  • Project Management - Lumiere
  • Photography - Lumiere
  • Video production - Lumiere
  • Talent - Xavier Napoleon


Video Production


Documentary Photography


Product Photography


Final Project Deliverables

  • Product Photography on white background for e-commerce store
  • Short Film Documentary for placement on about website page
  • Environmental Documentary Photography for website and social media placements


Other Recent Works

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