In your bag number 123, Norman Estrologo
This bag shot from Norman is cool for me because I actually met Norman on the streets of LA when I was shooting there for the workshop. It was great to meet him and I am really happy to have his bag on the site. Come and see what is inside.
My name is Norman, I’m an LA based photographer. I recently fell in love with film and now I’m just constantly out on the streets taking photos. I’m interested in capturing the moments, the light, the shadows, the people and the emotions. I’m one of the LA Streettogs and the soon to be Angel City Collective.
From top left to bottom right:
My work badge – sometimes I might bring my camera bag to work if I decide to shoot before hand.
Pen, sharpie and note pads – essential for every nurse, then again perfect for quick note taking on the streets. (Promotional items go a long way when used for different reasons)
Gosomi(best Korean crackers in the world) – you never know where you end up while you’re shooting. So it never hurts to bring some snacks just in case.
Chapstick – anyone living in cold to semi-cold weather should know why.
Extra Rolls of film – Ilford XP-2, my choice of B&W Film and Fuji Superia 800 just in case I wanna shoot through the night.
HTC HD7 Windows Phone – because it’s cool to be different and no one expects you to have the best apps in the world. Wide display and decent camera makes up for it though.
Sidekick Lite, from Lomography -perfect size, decent padding and just the right amount of pockets.
YN 560 Flash – the perfect manual flash for the simplest of tasks. It worked really well with my Olympus EP-1 and does a decent job with the Leica. There’s plenty of others who rave about this flash as well.
Glasses – years of TV does that to you. And sometimes I’m in denial which is why I bring along the case.
Microfiber cloth – for lens upkeep
Ze Leica CL – The love child of Minolta and Leica. It has it’s father’s functionality and it’s mother’s sexy M mount. Takes awesome photos, especially if coupled with an awesome lens.
Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 Nokton Classic – A thing of beauty and affordability. Forget the so-called focus shift, it means nothing to F8 users.
Custom SLR Strap – the only way I could prevent my camera from dropping. The unusual left-sided strap design of the Leica CL prevents me from using anything else out there that I could get used to.
The whole one camera – one lens really works for me. I may alternate my choice of camera with either the Olympus EP-1 w/ 25 mm 2.8 Zuiko or the Minolta XG-1 with 50 mm 1.7 Rokkor but it’s really all up to the weather condition or my mood.
Of course, how could I forget! And also, links to my work.
Hey Norman. Thanks for sending your bag to me, it was really cool to meet you on the street. I hope to see you there again sometime.
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