In your bag 1086, Fabien Lefevre
Fabien not only has a couple of bags, but also something really really cool. A very custom grip on his TX. Check it out.
Let me introduce myself, I’m Fabien Lefevre, 28 year old, based in Le Havre, Normandy! (Just hope my frenglish is not so bad)
I’m working as a logistics forwarder to pay the bills and I earn little money with the photo and video work i do during allll my free time.
I got my 1st camera a Canon Ae1 when I was 10 years old. It was a present from my father, which has been stolen during a break in 2 years after…
As I say my father get me in, we travelled a lot and I always got a camera with me. Then I started riding Bmx when I was 15 and few years later i met two of my closed friend who were riding on a whole different level…So I started to document our “sports life”.
I would say that it’s a normal evolution of my passion for BMX and Photography (don’t get me wrong I shoot a lot of other stuff). Added to good meetings that makes the thing! From that time on we have been at it and each year it is just getting better and better. I consider myself very lucky because since a few years I travelled a lot with my buddies, to Barcelona, Girona in Spain, Thessaloniki and Volos in Greece, Brussels in Belgium, at the Burrows in the Dorset Woods to chill with the Yeah Roy Crew and a lot in the North and South of France. And the best part of it is that Sometimes It’s Free! (because i’m here to shoot and film videos for their sponsors and they also pay me for this!)
I’m not really here for my digital stuff but I think it’s a good thing to show you both part of my gears. even If I use both analog and digital camera for my “action” shot, I got two specific bags.
My main bag is a lowepro Pro runner 450AW that you can see on the top. with
-Canon 7d (soon to be replaced by a Canon 5d MKIII) with 24-70 2.8 ( my most used lens)
-Rhode Microphone and lens cleaning pen
-70-200 F4 IS USM
-Samyang 8mm fisheye
-Canons flash with Cactus V5 radio trigger
-And Paul C buff Einstein 640 flash
Not show in the picture: Numerous battery for the flash and trigger, vagabond Battery pack for the Einstein,Sd and Cf card, Two Manfrotto tripod, a Canon 550D with Tokina 11-16 2.8. and at least one of the camera that you will see after that. In the case or you wonder Infact I’m cheating because i attach two bag Together… and Yes… everything on my back during hours and hours of exploration in a lot of cities.
And this is my second “way more lighter” bag
-A simple Vans bag with two little pocket for some film
-Hasselblad Xpan ( actually load with fuji Neopan 400) with a custom grip made of old skateboard deck by my boy Jerome (instagram @yordacrew60) with the 45mm and 90mm. Always looking for the 30mm but hey it’s a bit $$$Pricey$$$
-Always one or two additional film with me (Mainly Kodak TMX,TriX, Ilford HP5, Kodak Portra 160&400, Fuji proH400, Velvia 50 and Provia 400X Both 35mm&120) You still can find a lot of film here in France and i’m very happy with that.
-Leica M3 (1966), LeicaMeter, a 50mm F2 summicron and a Artisan Obscura Soft release button. (actually load with Fuji Neopan Acros 100)
-Mamiya 645Super 45mm 2.8, 80mm 2.8, 150mm 3.5 with two Dos (actually load with Ilford HP5 and Fuji Provia 400X) I hope to have a blad one day to complete the family :).
I also always have those few tools on me or in my bag:
Beaten Nixon Wallet
Boker Damascus knife
And a Zippo bough during my first trip to New York in 2006.
You can check some of my film work here :
And a Mix here :
Thanks for your beautiful and useful Website Bellamy, you’re a lucky guy.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Fabien. That is seriously cool. An old deck grip.
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