In your bag No: 823 – Joseph Abad Jr.

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In your bag 823, Joseph Abad Jr.
Seeing as I am in Hawaii at the moment, this bag is very appropriate. Joseph has a very cool designer bag for you all today. Come and check it out.

My name is Joseph Abad Jr. and I am from Honolulu, HI. I am a freelance graphic designer but photography is a serious hobby. My infatuation of photography started when I took a traditional B&W photography class at the local university here. I’ve bought several DSLRs and second shoot for weddings and random gigs that come my way. I rekindled my interest in film photography about 2 years ago with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN and immediately got the film bug. Looking into other rangefinders or SLRs, going to flea markets or thrift stores and eventually building up a little collection.

I love to document. My style of shooting is more journalistic, behind the scenes kind of thing. I always like to capture a scene that is real and uninhibited. I guess my interest in documentation came from seeing a Garry Winogrand exhibition at the SFMOMA in March 2013.

Now on to the bag!

Fujifilm X100

Leica M2 + Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5 II + Voigtlander VC-Meter ver. 1 + Mr. Zhou Case + eBay soft shutter release + eBay leather strap

Ilford HP5+ 400

Herschel x Stussy bag + random pins

This set up is the shit (for me). Ever since purchasing the X100, it was perfect. The fact it had a OVF really made me feel like I’m using a rangefinder. I bought the X100 for my trip to the Philippines in 9/2013 and I’m glad I left the 5D Mark III at home. Anyways, I love the simplicity and quality of these cameras. 35mm is my favorite focal length! Just recently, I started getting back into developing my own B&W with some homebrew Rodinal / PaRodinal. Pictured is HP5 but I just got some Fujifilm Neopan 400 Presto and Acros 100 from a friend who just came back from Japan. Can’t wait to try those!

I am still planning to set up a proper website for my photography but right now I just put it on my Instagram.

www.instagram.com/abadass

That’s it! Hope you folks enjoyed it. I will definitely be back with another set up.
Joseph

Thanks for sharing your gear with us Joseph. I hope we have the time to catch up whilst I am in HI.
Check out the link and make sure you come and comment.

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Cheers
Japancamerahunter

5 Responses to In your bag No: 823 – Joseph Abad Jr.

Joseph Abad Jr. March 25, 2014 at 4:23 am

Thanks for the kind words guys! And thank you Bellamy for the feature, can’t wait to send another one in a week or so for my trip.

Silas, I recently purchased a 35mm roll and no they come in plastic canisters. The roll in the photo came from a 100 sheet box of Ilford photo paper that included 3 rolls of HP5+.

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