In your bag 328, Jason Lecras
We have a simple bag today. Nice and basic, but it still has everything you need to take great pictures. Come and have a look at this lovely bag.
I can’t stop checking out the site and especially the projects section.
So here’s my bag and some of my story:
I learned how to photograph in NYC and the surrounding area, traveling almost always by train and on foot. So I keep my bag and gear light, but enough to do my thing. I’ve since moved to San Diego, California and have kept my set up pretty much the same.
When I can, I love to mess around with new (old film) cameras, finding their individual nuances and figuring them into what I shoot. Usually I’ll only have my M2 and meter on me and one other camera in my bag, depending on where I’m going. When out photographing, I try to find the simple moments when things seem to fall into place, whether shooting street/ lifestyle/ skateboarding etc.
So here’s what in my bag.
1. The bag. At the moment, I carry around a Jansport (leather bottom) backpack. Usually I’ll through a Crumpler “Haven” style bag in their to keep my camera safe.
2. My baby. Leica M2 with a Voightlander Color Skopar 35mm f 2.5 PII lens and shade.
3. Polaroid Land Camera 250 and usually color Fuji instant film. Love the turtle style protection of this thing.
4. Pentax PC-55/ 30 mm. Great little point and shoot I found at my mom’s and perfect for shooting in situations that might destroy a camera.
5. Rollei Flash 121 BC.
6. Sekonic Flashmate light meter.
7. Tri-x 400 at all times and color film as I get it.
8. A Sharpie or two.
9. Wine key. More handy than it first seems.
1. 5D MarkII / 35mm f 2 EF lens (used to take the picture).
2. Olympus XA which I sold and of course wish I never did. Sharp, small, quiet with a hair trigger. Before the M2, that was my every day camera.
thanks Bellamy for having a site like this out there.
all the best,
Thanks Jason for sharing your bag and your thoughts with us. It is nice to hear about yourself and not just your gear.
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