Anyone who's been to Haight Street Shoe Repair in Upper Haight will know exactly what I mean when I say that I am head over heels in love with Carlos, the man who runs the little shop. Not only can he cobble the F out of a pair of shoes, he might be the sweetest, most charming man in the entire city.

Photographer Francisco Garcia Hristov, aka "LUX", took some gorgeous "behind the counter" photos of Carlos doing his shoe-thing.

All photos by Francisco Garcia Hristov.