In your bag number 169, Kasper Løftgaard
A lovely bag from Denmark for you today. Check out all of those cameras. It seems that lately there is a bit of a race as to how many cameras one person can stuff into their bag. Let’s have a look what is in this one…

First of all, sorry for the camera-phone image.. But it’s hard taking a good picture of your camera – without your camera :)

Anyway, my name is Kasper Løftgaard, and I’m studying photojournalism at the School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark..

My bag is a Domke F3X Waxwear bag that I just recently bought, and now is the love of my life. It can fit whatever you throw at it, and when I’m out doing reportages people doesn’t see it as as camerabag.. Just a cool bag.

At the moment, most of my work is whatever the school throws at me. It’s mostly reportages and portraits in some sort of way. Everything with natural light, and most of the time I have to shoot digital because of short deadlines..

So for my daily work, I use a Canon 5d Mk II with a 35mm f/2.0, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 85mm f/1.8.. I love working with primes, and they have to be small and light. That’s the whole reason I haven’t got a 24-70, or some huge 35mm f/1.4 or something. It has to be light and not scare my subjects. A lot of times I shoot old people, and if you put a 1d with a 85mm f/1.2 in their face, they’re gonna run away screaming. Small and light, that’s the key.

I bought the Fuji X100 a few months back, and it’s been with me ever since when I’m doing reportages. It has flaws, and you get angry at it, but the quality is amazing, and no one notices when you take pictures of them. And even when they do, they’re not nearly as intimidated by it, as they would be if I shot them with my 5d..

I’m a digital guy, but I like film for some of my projects. I can’t afford a digital Hasselblad or PhaseOne, and even if I could, the size of the negative still isn’t up to the standards of 6×45. The school I’m attending has made it a lot easier for me, since we have our own C-41 developer and a Flextight x1 scanner that produces some amazing files of my film. It’s all for free, and if I’m on an assignment with no time-pressure, I love taking the Mamiya – next buy is gonna be a Pentax 67II with a 105 f/2.4. Those negatives usually makes me wet myself..

Oh yeah, and the Olympus OM-10.. My first film-camera. It’s not in my bag a lot of times, but for taking pictures of parties and stuff, it’s really fun :)

So that’s about it. I might be a little too digital for most of the guys in here, but the workflow has to come first when you’re on a tight schedule.

You can visit my website at www.kasperloftgaard.dk (which is about to be redesigned) or take a look at some of my recent projects on www.kasperloftgaard.dk/blog

Thanks for a great site.. Although it’s taking up way too much of my spare-time :-)

Kasper Løftgaard

Thanks Kasper, it is great to see someone one of those classic Mamiya’s, they are like tanks. Please be sure to check out Kasper’s links and make sure you comment.

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