Hi Bellamy, hi fellow photography and camera lovers!
My name is Thomas Preyer and I´m an amateur photographer from Vienna, Austria. I started to take an interest in photography about 3 years ago, after discovering the beauty of instant-photography. I did acquire a plastic body 600AF Polaroid camera and never looked back.
For quite a while I almost exclusively shot instant film, using mainly “The Impossible Project” films. I own a variety of instant cameras, two folding SX-70, a SLR 680, a Land 100 Automatic and two Spectra/Image Pro. I still do most of my shooting on instant film, but after I´ve got a Lomo Fisheye 2 for my birthday last year, i got infected by the analogue virus. Late 2012 I got myself my first “real” film-camera – a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. I have to say: a true beauty! I´m only to my 3rd roll of film, but I´ve already fallen in love with the camera and the simple pleasure of just taking a picture, composing it in your mind and afterwards going on to the next one. No checking, no retaking.
I do own a digital camera too, which I´ve used to take this picture. It is a Panasonic Lumix LX5, a small, lightweight and pretty fast camera, who makes pretty awesome pictures for its price and size. I therefore mainly use it for street photography.
My next camera acquisition is going to be a film point and shoot, a Ricoh GR or a Contax T-series. Thank you Bellami for making me want one. J
Like most aspiring photographers my dream is to own a Leica someday.
Now, my bag:
It´s an ACME Made Montgomery Street Backpack, which I´ve I just recently bought online. It is actually my first real camera bag and I have to say, it´s pretty amazing.
This is kind of a typical everyday bag. I tend to pack light:
Yashica Electro 35 GSN, lovely rangefinder camera that uses aperture priority and manual focus and is loaded with Kodak Ektar 100.
Polaroid SX-70 Model 2, I reskinned it with a skin from skinslove.com. I also have matching reskinned white Model 2 to go along with this.
Panasonic Lumix LX5 – not in the picture, I´ve used it to take the bag shot with it.
A pack of PX 70 Color Protection Formula Film from “The Impossible Project”. Fantastic colors and really the best film they´ve made so far.
A roll of Kodak Ektar 100.
iPhone 4 (another camera) and headphones.
A box for my instant shots from the ACE Hotel x Impossible collaboration.
A Moleskine notebook.
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells, a science fiction classic.
A few shots from a recent nightshot at the Vienna fair.
A sharpie, a Copic Multiliner and a pen.
A Hama lens pen. Cheap, but does the job.
That´s pretty much it.
If you are interested in what I´m doing then please check out the following websites:
www.efstop.at – my blog, shared with a friend of mine
www.flickr.com/charlimero – my main site for sharing my work – only instant pictures
www.charlimero.tumblr.com – my instant Tumblr
www.charlimero-street.tumblr.com – my street photography Tumblr
@charlimero on twitter
Keep up the good work
Thanks for sharing your fantastic bag with us Thomas, Lovely to see an Electro.
Check out the links and make sure you come and 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.