In your bag No: 1074 – Jaime Acosta

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In your bag 1074, Jaime Acosta
Jaime shares with us his, erm, well I am not sure what it is. No bag in sight,  but that is probably a good thing is it is full of poopy diapers. Check out the dad kit.

My name is Jaime Acosta and I am a stay-at-home-dad and graduate student in New Jersey, USA.

I quit my job last March to spend time with my second child and to work on my master’s degree, since my career was going nowhere and cost of child care in this part of the U.S. is about one X100T/month (yikes!).

My camera bag is 90% diaper bag. It’s a no-brand messenger bag with a camera bag insert, filled to the top with all the necessities for today’s on-the-go-baby. What you see in the pictures is only but a fraction of what I NEED to carry with me. In addition to this, I always carry my Panasonic G3 plus one of the following film cameras:

AE1-P (no sneezing shutter sound)

Canonet QL19 (no battery cover)

Yashica A (What?! Only B, 1/25,1/50, 1/100, and 1/300??)

As you can see, these are some of the least loved cameras out there, but perfect for my starving-student/stay-at-home-dad budget!

I had a conversation with a friend over dinner regarding our children, how they make time go by so incredibly fast. We are so enamored with the idea of time travel and time machines, yet we have our kids running around speeding up the hands on the clock. That’s where cameras come in for me. I never fail to get watery-eyed when looking at “old” pictures of my children, and one is only five years old and the other 10 months old! I have frozen those moments in time (both digitally and on film) and I can always go back to them whenever I please.

-Jaime A

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jaime. Shame you didn’t share any links too.
Thanks for looking and please come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. 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.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

6 comments on “In your bag No: 1074 – Jaime Acosta”

    Michael December 15, 2014 at 4:43 am / Reply

    Nice to see the stay at home dad bag, a dream job!
    I’ve got a battery cover for the QL19, glad to post it to you if you want.

    Dan Castelli December 15, 2014 at 10:14 am / Reply

    Hey Jamie,
    Thanks for the memories! I did almost the same when our daughter was a wee one 28 yeas ago.
    I packed a Nikon FM2 w/a 35mm lens/HP-5 and lots of baby supplies. I put the camera in a Ziploc bag and my wife & I went boldly out into the world.
    Best of luck in grad school. It’ll be worth it. Merry Christmas!

    Jaime Acosta December 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm / Reply

    Thank you for the feature!

    Yes, I missed sharing any links. Since I can’t travel far or for long with my baby, I’ve been focusing on photographing within ten miles from my home (digital): http://jacostaphoto.tumblr.com/

    I save my film mostly for family, so these fall more into the “snapshot” category: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk6TirNQ

    Rob December 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm / Reply

    Funny, I was going to send in my bag thinking ‘mine will be unique, mine has diapers and wipes in it!’.

    It’s very interesting shooting street while pushing a stroller. Especially if your an intimidating looking bearded guy.

    Jen December 16, 2014 at 2:34 am / Reply

    I love that you’re so highly motivated to take photos of your kids right now. Thanks for sharing a bit of your story, and good luck in grad school!

    Nadeem January 2, 2015 at 4:31 am / Reply

    The Yashica A was my first medium format and the results I had from it was amazing despite the camera being broken.
    Nice set, I always wanted a Canonet to test its power for street photography and to try a rangefinder on the 35mm format

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