Photographer Levi Arnold creates his own accessory line

"It gave me a chance to work in the physical space when I needed a break from digital."

Photo Credit: Levi Arnold

Photographer Levi Arnold creates his own accessory line

Written by: Julia Perla Huisman
September 20, 2018


Levi Arnold is best known for his work behind the lens. His impressive photography and videography portfolio is filled with work shot all over the world, after which he returns to his upstairs photography studio in downtown Crown Point. Just like many creatives, however, his work doesn’t stop there. Arnold recently started an accessory line, which he calls his passion project. 

“I decided to start creating accessories a few years back as it gave me a chance to work in the physical space when I needed a break from digital,” Arnold says. “Most of the time, I’m six days a week behind the camera or in the edit suite, and having this avenue of creation allows me to take a short break from the pixels and dive into metal and cloth.” 

His accessories—primarily bracelets and hats—are made out of materials near and dear to Arnold. “Creating bracelets from vintage [camera] lenses was not only unique and a good conversation starter, but also a nod to my profession,” he says. Regarding the hats, “I’m really just obsessed with patches and the way that design used to be created. There’s something about finding an old Boy Scout or Jeep patch in the back of an antique shop and pairing it with a weathered hat or jacket that is pretty special.” 

Arnold’s products can be found on the Accessories page at iamchildfire.com. 

Photo Credit: Levi Arnold
Photo Credit: Levi Arnold

“I decided to start creating accessories a few years back as it gave me a chance to work in the physical space when I needed a break from digital,” Arnold says. “Most of the time, I’m six days a week behind the camera or in the edit suite, and having this avenue of creation allows me to take a short break from the pixels and dive into metal and cloth.” 

His accessories—primarily bracelets and hats—are made out of materials near and dear to Arnold. “Creating bracelets from vintage [camera] lenses was not only unique and a good conversation starter, but also a nod to my profession,” he says. Regarding the hats, “I’m really just obsessed with patches and the way that design used to be created. There’s something about finding an old Boy Scout or Jeep patch in the back of an antique shop and pairing it with a weathered hat or jacket that is pretty special.” 

Arnold’s products can be found on the Accessories page at iamchildfire.com. 

Photo Credit: Levi Arnold
Photo Credit: Levi Arnold
Photo Credit: Levi Arnold
Photo Credit: Levi Arnold