In your bag No: 553, Giovanni Pascarella
Although Giovanni is not Japanese, some of his cameras are, and he is based in Japan. Come and have a look at this lovely setup from the port city of Yokohama.
My name is Giovanni and I live in Yokohama.
I moved to Japan in september 2010 to work as a researcher and since then I’ve been running my tumblr entitled “It’s just a ride” in which I am keeping a chronological diary of my experience.
In the picture you can see the cameras that I’ve been using lately:
1. Contax G2 with 45mm f/2 – It is the most recent addition to the band. A good friend gave it to me, it belonged to his father who passed away one week before I arrived in Japan. The camera was sitting in a closet, unused and without lens, with its shutter broken. I brought it back to life and I found a very nice Zeiss 45mm in a tiny camera shop in the town where I live (sorry Bellamy, but it was a real bargain :P!). Amazing camera. Silent, reliable, fast autofocus, it has a special way of not getting in the way while shooting.
2. Sony RX1 – Sharp, silent, compact. I wish autofocus was a bit faster but I can forgive her (for now).
3. Minolta X-700 with 50mm f/1.7 – This has been for many years my dad’s main camera so I am very proud to have it temporarily in my collection (I added “temporarily” in case my dad is reading this). It’s a real workhorse of a camera, and a very reliable one.
4. Polaroid SX-70 and Fujifilm Instax Mini 50s – These two guys occasionally slip in my bag and they’re always fun to use.
5. Gorillapod – A clever and versatile buddy, it saved my ass in many, many different situations.
6. Bag – Just a DIY camera bag…I bought it last year during a trip to Kyoto because I liked the size and the convenient number of pockets and I added some padding from Yodobashi Camera.
You can see my works here:
Thanks for sharing your bag and the story of how you got to have your cameras. My dad also gave me (I liberated) a Minolta, which he never saw again.
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