In your bag number 144, John Orcullo
Well, despite the big news from Leica today, there are still bags to be featured. And what a lovely bag we have for you today. Come and see what John has inside his bag…

My name is John Orcullo. I’m a 19 year-old photographer from Winnipeg, Canada. I took a photography course for 3 years and graduated high school in June 2011. I’m now a university student majoring in East Asian Culture Studies and I also volunteer at the University helping foreigners practice english through conversation.

I started off with 35mm for my first year of school (because that’s what I was taught), went digital for the next two years and that’s when I first bought my Canon XSi. I first began street photography when I first visited Vancouver. All I used was my telephoto lens. Came back home, bought a 200mm f/2.8 and used that for my street work. My perspective on street photography slowly changed as I looked at various street photographers work. I came from a 200mm, to 85mm, and then a huge step going into film with my Canonet. I usually develop and print my own film at my high school (I’m glad they still let me!) or send them to a lab if I don’t have time. I love both digital and film. They both have different roles in my work.

The Kit:

1. Canon Lowerpro – This came as a gift because I won the Photography award for 2011 during high school (Woo!)

2. Canon QL17 G-III – My main street camera. Purchased it last year through ebay. Never really used it until the start of 2012 and now I carry it with me all the time.

3. Hasselblad 500C/M w/ Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 (Temporary) – I’m actually borrowing this from a friend for a while. I don’t really own any solid medium format cameras (I own a Holga and a Lubitel II. I don’t even know if it works.) I’ll be using it for my portraits and maybe some street stuff.

4. Black Moleskine – $11 from Walmart. Just random camera settings, hiragana (I’m studying Japanese) and doodles.

5. Kodak Tin – I have a lot of different 35mm film in here such as Ilford Delta 100, Fujicolor Superia and Kodak Golds. I usually shoot with Neopan ACROS 100. My 120 films are TMAX 100-400.

6. Book – Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami. I love his work. You should check it out.

7. Sony Walkman MP3 – My jams!

8. Wallet – Holds my money, cards, IDs, business cards, a origami crane from a friend back in Japan and 30yen coin from another friend.

9. Nixon Watch

For my digital work, I shoot with a Canon XSi w/ 85mm f/1.8, kit lens, and 200mm f/2.8. This camera has been with my since the beginning and is slowly, but surely, dying.

Twitter: jcullo


Thanks for sharing your bag with us John, very cool to see the Hassy in there. Check out John’s links and make sure you comment.

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