In your bag number 216, Jaimie Peeters
This must be Euro week, as we have a bag for you from Holland today. All we need is a bag from Luxembourg and then we can say we had a Benelux set. Come and see what Jaimie has in his bag.
As a lifelong devoted ‘in your bag’ follower, I thought it was time to send in my bag along with a little note about its contents.
My name is Jaimie Peeters, a 36 year old fashion/lifestyle photographer that recently picked up on street photography and am growing a warm heart for it. I’m based in Amsterdam and I don’t smoke pot*. (*that’s the first thing all non-amsterdamians always talk about).
My bag is a Lowepro Passport Sling and far from pretty but it was the only one I could find at the time and it serves me more than well.
Inside the bag you will find first and foremost my beloved Leica M6 that I got at a local photography specialty store without any scratch or whatsoever on it.
I’ve been longing for this camera a while so you can imagine the grin on my face when I first got to shoot with it. It’s a bit scratched now because I believe one should use the camera not stare at it. The M6 is mostly used for street photography, personal photography and daily life stuff.
For fashion assignments, believe it or not, I use the Fuji X100. Most of my fellow photographers carry a tripple so expensive 5Dmk3 or something like that but little old me (that’s actually a pretty accurate description of myself) simply use an X100. The sensor is about the same as a Canon 7D but a bit sharper and a lot nicer in colors and rendering. I do lookbooks, fashion campagnes with it and it always works. The reason I went from SLR (7D) to an rangefinder(ish) is because I felt like shooting fashion as a street photographer, a more in the moment type of working. So the X100 suits me best.
I always carry Portra400, A Sekonic lightmeter (that I borrowed from the nicest guy ever), my iPhone 4, a Canon 430ex (from the same guy) my wallet and my newly acquired Olympus XA2 (have yet to develop a roll from it).
So.. there you have it. My bag all the way from Amsterdam.
Thanks for sharing your bag and your thoughts with us Jaimie. I am happy to see your bag on here as I know you have been following for a long time.
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