In your bag No: 791 – Hariri Ariffin

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In your bag 791, Hariri Ariffin
A simple bag today and a photographic confession of sorts. Hariri takes pictures that may be considered macabre, but I consider to be fascinating. Shame we cannot see them.

Hello all, I am Hariry and my bag is all i got! I used to live all over Peninsular of Malaysia, and currently staying in Kuantan, east of Malaysia.

I am a medical student and would always sneak my camera to hospital that i’m attached to. Operation theatre, Wards, Asylum, Morgue? You name it. However, I rarely upload those photos. They are just for my own collection.

My main camera is Leica M6, mounted with Old Noctilux but during my attachment at the hospital, I would only bring my 62 year-old Leica IIIf with collapsible lens, so that i can slip it into my white coat’s pocket and remain stealth!

Other items are:

CV 28mm f/1.9

Classic-looking waterproof bag from Japan

2 B+W ND filters

Japan Camera Hunter film case, in black.

Note book for my medical notes


My old iPhone 4

I don’t really have a website, but i keep updating myself via Instagram. (@hariryariffin)
Wish me luck for my final professional examination this coming February!

Good luck with your examination and thanks for sharing your bag.
No sites to check, sorry. But check out his instagram.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on 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. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.


8 Responses to In your bag No: 791 – Hariri Ariffin

dan February 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I believe Hariri Ariffin is violating a sacred trust between patient and caregiver if he takes the type of photos he describes. I don’t care if he uses a IIIf or an M6…
A person in a hospital is at their most vulnerable, and to make pictures when a person is in that state makes him no better than a stalker.

Thomas Roessler February 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Dan, this is a website which serves to show individual photographic equipment and links to photographers work. The site isn’t made for anonymous judging other people’s work, when we do not even see it. There is no reason at all to call Hariri a stalker. We don’t even know anything about the communication between him and the patients. Good luck, Hariri.

dan castelli February 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

“I am a medical student and would always sneak my camera to hospital that i’m attached to. Operation theatre, Wards, Asylum, Morgue? You name it. However, I rarely upload those photos. They are just for my own collection…i can slip it into my white coat’s pocket and remain stealth!”
I believe these statements from the photographer himself speak for themselves.
He gives the impression that his work is not out in the open, but is taken in an underhanded way. He also keeps the work to himself. He stated the nature of his work, thus inviting comment beyond his equipment.
I stand by my statement, but I also understand that it is only my opinion, and others are entitled to theirs.

    mike February 24, 2014 at 1:28 am

    yes, i’m totally stand with your points. for me what hariri is doing need to be stopped and taken actions, i believe when you’re in medical profession you’ve this so called hippocratic oath. as a patient, i’ll get pissed off if a doctor which i put my trust to attend and treat me actually taking my pictures secretly, who knows what kind of pictures are in his possesion right now.

steven February 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I fully agree with, and unreservedly support dan castelli in his stand.
Simple reason – when I’m attended to by a doctor, be it in a ward or anywhere on the medical premises, I expect privacy, or at least confidentiality.
And this chap shoots in the morgue?
And the asylum where the patients are not ‘in the world’?
And does he shoot female patients in … well, I hope he is not teaching himself the finer points of the art of b&w erotic female nudes.

Hariryariffin March 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Hello people,

Thank you for the comments. I forgot to tell you the details of the photos. Surely I did not take photos of O&G patients, and more importantly, i ONLY took STILL LIFE photos from the building, NOT THE PATIENT.

Sorry for emphasizing. People tend to judge too soon.

Have a good day, people.

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