Day Thirty-eight by ©Arni Katz

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Threads of Memories

Top Ten Image in “Pocket size objects” Challenge.

Top Ten Winner, Absolute Clarity Group, “Made With Wood” Challenge

Featured in Absolute Clarity Group

Featured in “My Personal 365 Day Project” Group

Featured in Mysteries of the Past and Present Group

Featured in The Black and White Photography Group

I was informed this week by a childhood friend, my boyhood home was recently demolished. The old neighborhood had changed dramatically over the last 20 years and upon visiting in 2009, I was appalled at the condition.

Today, cleaning out a closet in my mountain cottage, I discovered my mother’s old sewing box on a bottom shelf. As a small child I was enthralled with poking around at all the bits Mom had squirreled away inside.

Opening the box and smelling the very old spools and thread drew me back half a century to the dining table where I used to play with the spools and buttons. This image captured on the same table…

Canon 5D MKII, ISO 800, Leica 60mm Macro Elmar at f4

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selective, focus, sewing, equipment, needles, spool, thread, supplies, table, bokeh, arni katz, ancient, old, table needle, tray, wood, cotton, silk, antique

I began my love of photography when I picked up my mother’s huge 6X8 Kodak bellows camera and tripped the shutter and flashbulb at age three.

My commercial work is represented internationally.

When I am not working, I am riding motorcycles, playing jazz guitar and reveling in nature at my rural cottage in the Cohutta Wilderness Area of North Georgia.

La vie est bonne!

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Comments

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    How beautiful to be taken back to such a wonderful time…..
    Great shot!

  • Thank you Carol!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessover 2 years ago

    Love the feelings this image evokes , your words give so much more meaning to this piece . Wonderful BW

  • Thank you so much!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 2 years ago


    Marvellous detail and character captured here

  • Wow thank so much!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • homendn
    homendnover 2 years ago

    I too have a box of old wooden spools of thread, needles and buttons tucked away in a handmade sewing box from at least half a century ago. This photograph is going to make me try once again to capture the essence of those tools. The last try at capturing then was not a complete disaster, but certainly nothing close to this masterpiece. I just Love This!!! So well done. DOF, composition, tonal values ……….. all just spectacular. Thank you for sharing your journey and this photograph.

    Dave

  • Thank you Dave. It’s amazing what we find hidden away in nooks and drawers….

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Aronss
    Aronssover 2 years ago

    NIce one

  • Thank you.

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Rene!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Thanks so much!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • laruecherie
  • Thank you!!! Again!

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannover 2 years ago

    Luscious subject matter Arni, your limited DoF does this collection justice.

  • Thanks Roger. I love those old spools.

    – ©Arni Katz

  • Revenant
    Revenantover 2 years ago

    I do so appreciate your ability to fish out and use memories that seem unique and are surprisingly universal.

  • Thanks!

    – ©Arni Katz

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