In your bag #122 – Michael DeAngelis

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In your bag number 122, Michael DeAngelis
What an awesome bag shot we have today, seriously, this is a level of dedication that you don’t often see. The layout is stunning, the cameras are stunning. This is a masterpiece. Come and see what is in this bag…

My name’s Mike and I’m a photographer and musician from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. While I’ve only recently dove into the world of film photography, propelled largely by a fascination and respect for older analogue gear, I’ve quickly accumulated more cameras and darkroom equipment than I can store. As a travelling musician, there’s certain challenges to shooting on film (heavy, bulky equipment, x-ray scanners and very limited darkroom access), but ultimately there’s a process to shooting on film that makes documenting our lives on the road more organic and pleasurable for me. Without the constant distraction of editing and sharing photos, I feel that I can stay focused on capturing the moments that matter to us, and have something to look forward to when I get home and process them.

In terms of gear, I’ve recently delved into medium format photography with a Mamiya 645, which has been challenging (especially in a fast paced street photography/documentary environment), but I’m having a blast shooting from the hip and can’t wait to see what kind of photos I can get from it. My main kit is a Canon F1, which is a serious chunk of metal and a camera that can (and has) taken a lot of abuse, and a 55mm f1.2 that is no lightweight itself but is a real joy to shoot through. My bag is a Domke F-3X, which is a bag I learned about through this blog, and I couldn’t be happier with it – it’s tough, versatile, and can fit all the gear I can reasonably carry.

Here’s a list of what I usually go out with:

Domke F-3X, Black
Canon F1
Canon FTb
Canon 24mm f2.8
Canon 55mm f1.2
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 135mm f2.5
iPhone 4S
Mamiya 645 1000S
Mamiya-Sekor 55mm 2.8
Canadian Passport
Casio A168 Watch
Oakley Frogskins
Sharpie
Swiss Army Classic
Ilford HP5
Ilford FP4
Lomography 400 Lady Grey
Kodak Portra 160VC

You can check out my band related photos at www.arkellsphoto.com, some personal photos at http://500px.com/mdeangelis and on instagram at @mjdeangelis. I was also recently featured on lomography.com, and you can check out the article here: http://goo.gl/jOFWC.

For more info about the band, you can visit http://arkells.ca/ or http://www.facebook.com/Arkells . We’re currently in Austin, TX for the SXSW music festival, and will be touring across the United States this summer – you can get details on all that on our website.

Thanks Michael for sharing this absolutely stunning bag shot and the wonderful write-up. It is so good to see this level of enthusiasm being out in to the shots. You have certainly raised the bar. Thanks you.

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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