In your bag 301, Clay Lipsky
After yesterdays epic bag I thought it might be nice to have a simple bag for you all. Clay has got some lovely kit in his bag and he keeps things nice and simple. Check it out.
My name is Clay Lipsky and I am a Los Angeles based photographer that shoots a variety of styles (street, landscape, abstract, models, textures…). I am also a man of many, many bags but here I present my “small but mighty bag.” It basically allows me to be low-key street-style but ready for anything with some creative options, formats, and digital (just in case).
Domke F-10 bag: despite a closet full of bags I keep coming back to this one. I initially bought it as a discreet shooter bag for a trip to Cuba but now is my go to shoulder bag. Nice hidden pocket in the flap, with a very spacious front pocket, all plush interior with retro styling. A true performer that isn’t full of anything unneeded. Velcro closure for quick open & close but overstuff it and just use the the clasp to keep it together. The shoulder strap can dig in a bit, but that just teaches me not to load her up too heavy. Into the back slip pocket I can also fit maps, a small notebook or accordion Moleskin (to store Polaroids safely). It also has the ingenious double top handle (on top of the bag) and another second strap that allows for quick pickup without the worry of spilling the contents of the bag if you haven’t closed it properly.
Fuji TX-2 (aka Hasseblad Xpan II): great camera that allows you to switch between panoramic and 4:3 frame options on the fly. I tend to use Kodak Portra 400 film with this. (paired with C-Loop strap adapter + Domke strap). 45mm lens with graduated center filter attached.
Polaroid SX-70: a finicky beast that brings the unexpected joys of analogue with that (almost) instant satisfaction. I have been a supporter of the film made by The Impossible Project since the beginning and enjoyed all of its frustrations and surprises.
SONY NEX-7: a capable little shooter that is small, fast, with a nice EVF and at low ISO’s can create images that rival or equal my larger DSLR. I usually pair this camera with wacky, crusty, vintage lenses but in this bag setup I choose the apt Sigma 30mm 2.8 so that allows me to have a standard, autofocusable lens to get the job done when needed and when I run out of film. (using Op-Tech wrist strap)
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Clay. I lovely those olive Domke bags, they are great, I have a couple myself.
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