In your bag number 31, Alex from England/Korea
Hello bag lovers, we have another Alex for you today, this time Alex from The UK, or AA_Chan as he is sometimes known. Alex is an English teacher in South Korea and a formidable vault of knowledge on K-pop. This is his bag, take it away Alex:
I’m not even sure that I qualify as an ‘amateur photographer’. The term ‘shutterbug’ is one that I’m comfortable with, so I’ll go with that (it’s on my business card at least).
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to have an X1 and I couldn’t say no. I have since added a hand grip (more comfortable in my hands) and the ‘Every Ready Case’ in titan colour. Still getting used to it, but owning a Leica is a special experience in itself.
Fuji FinePix X100
Bought this from my friend Ryan(@rysofunny) as a ‘learning camera’ to make me less dependent on Auto settings. I love the almost silent shutter on this camera and when you get it just right, there’s no feeling like it. Can’t afford to have both cameras, so this one will have to go at some point.
Currently loaded with Redscale Negative 100 ISO film (and a spare). This was also bought from Ryan and when the sun is out, it’s the most fun camera I have ever used. The viewfinder is incredibly wide and I’m always surprised as to how much I can fit in the shot. Definitely still experimenting with this.
Lomography ‘Analogue’ Notebook
Bought by a friend for my birthday, I use this to note things down and for studying Korean while I’m on the move.
I don’t actually have a dedicated camera bag because I am a fickle creature and I haven’t been able to find one that fits my tastes. Looking at some Domke bags, but as yet undecided. This bag has been with me for three years and still looks like new. Love the red.
I recently purchased a white iPhone 4S (used to take this shot) and the beats by dr. dre ‘tour’ earphones I’ve had for a while. There is also occasionally a black iPad 2 but this gets less use now because of my phone.
I’m still finding my way as a photographer but my greatest inspiration is still my good friend, Ryan Cabal. I’ve always loved to share my experiences through photos, but he’s the reason I started to shoot semi seriously. I owe him a lot. Would never have found this site if it weren’t for him!
Great to see another ex-pat bag and too see how someone who is relatively new to photography lays out his gear. Thanks for sharing with us Alex, it was a pleasure.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so 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).