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[Video] Photographing Rusty Tools in a Working Blacksmith Shop

[Video] Photographing Rusty Tools in a Working Blacksmith Shop

Video of my quick visit to photograph tools in a real, working blacksmith shop

My grandfather had a dark, earthy-smelling, dusty basement full of rusty tools and all kinds of fascinating treasures for a young boy to explore. In my memory, the entire basement was lined with rough wooden workbenches, and those benches were covered in tools, car parts, and all kinds of interesting junk. Since we kids were rarely allowed to go into the basement, it seemed like a rare treat to go in — and I remember asking my grandfather the same question over and over, “what’s this?”

As an adult, I’ve always wanted to photograph collections of rusty tools, and today I got the closest opportunity yet, in a quick visit to this old-school blacksmith shop.

Blacksmith tools. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson.
Blacksmith tools. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine art print.
Row of hammers in a working blacksmith shop. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson.
Row of hammers in a working blacksmith shop. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine black and white print.
Tools in a blacksmith shop. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson.
Tools in a blacksmith shop. Black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Click to buy a fine art print.

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~ Keith

 

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