In your bag number 156, Jackson Kuebler
Totally digital for you all today. Jackson shoots on the streets of Baltimore with his Olympus cameras and has been kind enough to share his bag with us. Lets see what is in the bag…
My name is Jackson Kuebler and I’m a newbie Street Photographer from Baltimore, Maryland (the home of The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street). I work as a bartender in the evenings and when I am not working (which is rare) I am shooting on the streets of Downtown.
My actual bag is a Timbuk 2 Messenger Bag with a padded camera insert. I bought it ten years ago because I wanted a “cool job” as a bike messenger and thought I had a better chance of getting hired if I already had the bag. Never happened though. But the bag has come in handy on numerous occasions.
I always carry my two Olympus E-PL1’s, each fitted with a Fotodiox OM adapter. On one camera I have a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 and the other has a Zuiko 28mm f3.5 with rubber lens hood for shooting in the rain. I prefer the 50mm but occasionally need the wider angle of the 28mm. I also pack a Zuiko 75-150mm f4 in case I need a zoom, which is rare in street photography.
I also carry four extra batteries, two of which I found at a closing sale for $15 a piece at a Best Buy downtown. Considering they sell for $30 at B&H, I was thrilled! I also carry a lens pen, a ballpoint pen, an umbrella and a first edition of The Shy Photographer.
On a typical day, I try to stick to one theme or element in my photography. I have recently been capturing bike images and the cycling culture downtown. Baltimore is slowly (very slowly) becoming bicycle friendly through expanded bike lanes but still struggles against a driving public that gives little heed or notice to cyclists. I used to ride my bike downtown to shoot street but I ended up overlooking too many shots and I nearly got killed. Also, there is hardly anywhere to lock your bike if you want to grab a coffee or lunch.
I have to admit that trying to take a picture of the contents of my bag has been one of the harder ones to capture. Hope this iPhoneography works! Check me out at:
Thanks for sharing your bag and your thoughts Jackson, I love the book and the simplicity of this setup. Check out Jackson’s links and be sure to comment.
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.