In your bag number 159, Dr. Alfred Weidinger
The doctor is in the house! Dr. Weidinger has been kind enough to share his bag and the details of his fantastic photo project with us. There is also a very special camera in this bag. So lets see what the Doctor has in his bag…
Virtually since the beginning I have been following Bellamy’s photo essay ›What’s in Your Bag‹ and wish for him that the upshot will at sometime be available posterity in the form of a book. Just as a photo is a distinctively unique reflection of the individual photographer so is the camera bag.
I live in Vienna (Austria) and shoot exquisitely selected portrait series in Africa. I put together the contents of my camera bag individually as per the demands of the project and country. For my recent project, titled ›The Last Kings of Africa‹, stretching over two years in Africa that I started with several kingdoms in Ghana a couple of weeks ago, I opted for my understated, ultra light ›Image Smith‹ by Artisan & Artist.
The African kings shall be shot digitally (with prototype # 3 of the Leica M Monochrom) and analogously (with the Leica M3-P). For documentary purposes, I use a Leica M9. As far as the objective lens goes I prefer to use the Leica Noctilux M 50mm/f0.95 and the Leica Summilux-M 75mm/f1.4. Normally I also take along the Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2.0 and the Leica Summilux-M 21mm/f1.4.
What lies in my Artisan & Artist bag besides these is:
1 Bikkuri Film Case (from Bellamy) with efke KB 25 and Fujifilm Acros Neopan 100
8 Memory Cards SanDisk 8GB/95MB/s
Lightmeter Gossen Digiflash
Austrian Emergency Passport
International Certificate of Vaccination
Emergency Rescue Foil Blanket (in the bag … can be used as a raincover and a darkroom as well)
A blue soft toy duck (in the bag) given to me by my daughter as a talisman when she was three.
Well that’s it.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful bag Alfred, and thank you for telling us about the project, it looks great. Check out Alfred’s project on flickr, and check out how many countries he has visited, wow!
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.