In your bag No: 1338, Joe Curzon
Joe was meant to be number 1337, as that number is rather important to some code-y types. Unfortunately due to a glitch in the system (my terrible memory) he is number 1338. Sorry Joe. Still, he does have a rather nice bag.
I’m a hobbyist photographer. I live and work in London as a software developer.
Here’s my current bag set up. It’s a classic Domke F-803. I really love the rubber grip on the shoulder strap. No one seems to mention it that much. Inside the bag is divided into 3 sections.
I’m going through a Fuji Instax phase as the moment. I love how instant photography combines the tangibility of film, with the fact that you have the photo now. Like film photography, you’ve really got to make every shot count.
I started off with a Fuji Neo Classic 90. It’s a great conversation piece as people think it’s a digital camera at first glance, then they’re surprised to find out it’s actually an instant camera. Although I did find it a bit limiting as it’s mostly automatic.
Then I discovered the MiNT InstantFlex TL70. It’s Twin lens camera that uses Fuji Instant film. When I first found out about this camera, I pre-ordered it straight away but it kept getting delayed. They promised it in July/August and eventually shipped in October. It was worth the wait. It’s a quirky (in a fun way) camera. You’ve got a lot of manual control. There’s a top down view finder like other classic TLR cameras. The film even pops-up out of a gap near the top of the view finder.
I’ve also got a lens pen in my bag for this camera.
Also pictured is a Holga 135. It’s loaded with regular 35mm 400iso film. This was my gateway into film photography, so I still keep it about.
My keys / wallet / smart phone are normally in my coat pocket, not my bag, so aren’t pictured.
Also not pictured is my big stack of instant film.
Thanks for sharing your bag, Joe. Sorry we missed the magic number. That is a very cool Instantflex you have there.
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