In your bag #5 – Uchujin

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Bag shot number 5 and we have the bag of a great photographer and good friend

Today’s bag is from a good friend and talented photographer Adrian Storey, aka Uchujin. Uchujin is a well known face around the Tokyo street photography scene. He has a popular blog and is not just a photographer, but a film-maker too. You can see more of his work at www.uchujin.co.uk
This is quite possibly the fullest (and cutest) bag I have seen. I have newfound respect for a man who can carry this around all day long, I certainly couldn’t.
Now, I shall let Uchijin tell us all what is in his bag….

I’m Uchujin a.k.a. Adrian Storey.
I’m an English photographer/film maker who has been living in Tokyo for the past 5 years.
I shoot some street photography, social documentary photography, commercial photography and I am a film maker.
I shoot all digital these days as I love the images and video that come out of the 5D mkII.

This is the bag I carry everywhere with me everyday, it often contains a book and bottle of water too.
Yes it’s heavy but it does mean I’ve always got EVERYTHING I need :-)

From the left – on the bag…..

Hat-bought at Perth International airport, soft and comfy and protects my sensitive forehead from the sun.
Heso magazine press pass-good for blagging entry to events
Card case-It’s Japan, man – never leave home without business cards
Respro City Cycling face mask – good for pollution when cycling, and for wearing at demo’s where the police like to take your picture

Canon 5D MkII w Canon 50mm f1.4 – beautiful images and video, what more can I say
Sigma 20mm f1.8 – wide, but with minimal distortion, great for video

From the top left – on the floor……..
Ebay Chinese Timer remote – for timelapses (1/10 the price of the canon one, thx China!)
Lens cleaning kit-Fluid, lens cloths, lens pen
Spare 5D battery – also Ebay knockoff, bit less juice but again MUCH cheaper
100Y CF card case- contains 2 spare 8GB cards
3 random AA batteries
3 pens of various colours
Benetton “my chopsticks, spoon and fork” set – because wooden disposable chopsticks are evil, in pink (natch)
Glasses case – containing prescription sunglasses
Pucca case containing iPhone charging cable
Audio technica iPhone headphones – for listening to the Smiths on the way home from work ;)
Stamp seal – 宇宙人 logo, for stamping prints and freaking out postmen
Eye drops
Earplugs – can’t sleep without them!
Paracetamol – from Australia, f%^k paying Japanese prices for pain killers
Cash – not enough, never enough
Anime wallet – contains health insurance card and numerous loyalty cards
Collapsible umbrella
mini tripod
Ebay Gorilla-pod knock off – strong, excellent and way cheaper than the real thing
Rode videomic pro w/ optional “dead cat” windscreen – improves sound for video in the 5D immeasurably

Bag – Crumpler Horseman, best god damn bag ever! super strong and durable, 4 years old and still going strong

Photo taken with Ricoh GR digital (mk1) usually in the bag too
You can find more details about uchijin and more of his work here:
twitter
Flickr

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Uchujin, we always love to see what makes a photographer tick.

Keep them coming folks, get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al).

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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