In your bag number 43, Jerome Arfouche
Here you go you lovely people, another cool bag for you all. I want to keep on doing one a day, so I have a bit of a backlog to catch up on now.
This back is coming to you from French Canada, via Mr. Jerome Arfouche. Jerome bought a camera from me this year, so it is nice to see his bag on the site. Over to you Jerome:
Hello everyone, my name is Jerome, I started shooting a few years back when I moved to Montreal for university, exploring this city unknown to me. I like being on the street and getting lost walking around, discovering new corners, people, imagining all sorts of scenarios behind the little moments I witness and document. Montreal is a tricky city to photograph, some days the light is glorious, people are happy and all is beautiful, winters are depressingly dark and deserted but no weather has stopped me from going out. My friends think I’m crazy.
So without further ado, here’s what I have in my bag.
- Generic looking black messenger, the same one I’ve been slinging over my shoulder for the past 5 or 6 years. I have a padded insert inside to keep the camera safe without attracting too much attention on the street.
- Lens cloth. I have a weird habit of meticulously cleaning my gear after a day’s shoot, like soldiers clean their rifles.
- Wallet with subway pass, pretty obvious.
- Keys, the keychain is from my trip to Singapore many many years ago, keeps me dreaming about going back there one day.
- Notepad and pen, when random ideas strike and for travel notes
- Chapstick, winters are very dry here, I don’t like bleeding lips.
- Extra B&W film, I love those little canisters. I only shoot film, though having tried the M9 recently has somewhat reconciled me with digital.
- I usually keep a book on me, sometimes photography, sometimes fiction. This is one of Asimov’s foundation books, a bargain from Paris, otherwise I read everything in its original language.
- I don’t typically carry both cameras at the same time, that’s just for extra camera porn
Just short of 2 years ago I sold everything to buy a film M camera, for lack of funds the M7 and the 35mm Summicron ASPH were all I had until 2 weeks ago when I found this beautiful M4, orphaned in a dusty shop, and a 28mm Elmarit ASPH lens.
In the bag, not in the picture:
- My phone, struggling to take this poorly lit shot
- Gossen handheld lightmeter, bought but hasn’t arrived yet
- Ricoh GR1s, bought from Bellamy this summer, fantastic little thing, on loan to a friend
Brilliant set up, and great to see an orphaned Leica being given a good home. Thanks for sharing the bag Jerome.
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