In your bag No: 560, Josh White
Josh was featured as one of the very earliest bags, all the way back in 2011. And now he is back, with a new bag and new gear. Check out how things have changed since bag number 25.
Well, this is my second time posting on Bellamy’s site. A lot has changed since my last bag post here!
Then, I shot an M9-P, Ricoh GR1, GR21. I also used to carry around a lot more gear in a backpack.
After finding it a pain to carry “that much” gear around I cut out a lot of the extras. On top of that, life has made it necessary to kept my bag a little more modest these days.
1. My main camera now is a Leica M5 in black. It has the vertical lugs and I usually shoot it with the modest, but good performing 40mm summicron. It’s modified to bring up the 35mm framelines. The M5 is in fact from a friend who sorta rescued me from an artistic lull. It will stay with me until it packs it in. Or I do, whatever comes first! Ergonomically, I think it’s the finest Leica I’ve used.
Call me weird.
2. The second camera I carry is the Ricoh GXR. While not the prettiest of cameras, I could hardly care less. I use the M-Mount module with the 15mm Voigtlander II. It’s a wonderful combination! Don’t have to worry much about focusing
3. The bag I use is an Artist and Artisan. I’m not sure which model, but it carries everything I need it to.
4. As for the other stuff in my bag I keep it pretty simple. I carry some extra film (HP5 or TMAX) and extra batteries for both cameras. I carry my Blackberry, some headphones, my passport, and one of Bellamy’s film cases.
Whether or not I like to admit it, I once used to try and buy every interesting camera I laid my eyes on. I’ve learned a lot in the past year and perhaps most importantly I learned it matters very little what gear you carry.
Cliched, but true.
Thanks for coming back and sharing your bag with us JT, it is interesting to see how things have changed. Nice to have you back.
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