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