In your bag #107 – Thomas Whittle

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In your bag number 107, Thomas Whittle
Yesterday we had Scotland, today we have England, and what a lovely looking bag it is, overflowing with cameras! Come and see what Thomas keeps in his bag.

My name is Thomas Whittle and I live in the UK. I try to have at least one camera on me at all times, and normally it is my Ricoh GR1s. I tend to just shoot whatever I find interesting, but recently I feel that I have a big enough body of negatives to start putting some series together. Photography for me started as a Hobby but is quickly turing into an obsession.

I am also trying to work in a few different museums around the UK and produce a body of work from this relationship. This is in a very early stage at the moment so keep tuned to my blog for future details.
Most of my kit is used and abused (either by me or before I got it) as they are tools which get used rather than sit in a case gathering dust (I actually saved the Summicron the rest of eternity in a collectors cabinet!).
I almost always shoot Kodak Ektar 100 as I feel it has the most honest colours and is simply sumptuous. For black and white I use Ilford HP5+ as it really is amazingly versatile.

The Gear:

Billingham Hadley Bag, a recent purchase and an amazing bag!
Sekonic Flash Meter.
Ricoh GR1s, this camera always amazes me. It is loaded with Kodak Porta 800 at the moment.
Rolleiflex (not sure exactly which model this is but it has the super super sharp Schneider- Kreuznach Xenar 75/3.5).
Nikon F3 with Nikkor 50/1.8.
Elmar 50/2.8 (Made in 1958).
Nikkor 135/3.5.
Nikkor 28/3.5.
Leica M2 Button Rewind (although the button rewind fell off recently; this is also made in 1958) with a Summicron 35/2 Version IV (This lens spent most of the ’80s on a cruise ship and is suitably battered).
Bronica RF645 with 65/4 standard lens and Y2 filter.

My Website:

www.thomaswhittle.tumblr.com

Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63850325@N02/

THANKS!!

Thanks to you too Thomas for sharing your bag with is. What a lovely selection of gear, I love the Bronica 645, you don’t see all that many of those.

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). Send the bag shots here.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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