My name is Pierre Charbonneau. I have been a photographer for more than forty years, and a professional since thirty. If I bring a lot of photo and lighting gear on assignment, I carry as little as possible when I am on my own.
The bag has been an Artisan&Artist for more than 5 years. It’s lightness and padding have been its strong points. Being black doesn’t hurt. When in doubt, dress in black, as they say.
The camera for my personal pictures is a Leica since 1980 (then a M4-2) and it evolve over the years to this Monochrom. I stopped using film, without much regrets, for work in 2002 and in 2006 for my personal photos (with the arrival of the M8).
On the other hand, the fifty and thirty-five are my main lenses since I use a Leica. I do bring the 18mm Super-Elmar occasionally. If this lens is great for architectural assignments, I find it hard to use for my walks in the cities. Practice may help.
Batteries are changed and charged after a shooting day. The cards have 16 gigs capacity, so I changed them once a week or more. I look at the pictures on the computer, rarely on the camera, when the card is almost filled and the files are transferred to the computer.
The ubiquitous iPhone, the cleaning cloth for the ever dirty viewfinder and notebook. I should use the phone for this, but I always forget. A book is for spending time in the subway. At my age, reading glasses are mandatory.
Happy shooting to all,
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Pierre. I believe this could be the first bag with a Monochrom (though I have a terrible memory and if I am wrong no doubt one of you will correct me).
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