In your bag number 184, MagOwl
Another interesting bag for you today, with a blend of old and new, photography and literature. I love a bag with a good book inside, and I try to take a book with me wherever I may go. Lets see what MagOwl has inside his bag.

Hi my name is Rickard Falk aka magOwl and you can find me moving through Stockholm, Sweden. I mostly do street shooting these days but I’m really into every aspect of photography, I enjoy it all. This is my bag.

I got two Think Tank Retrospectives, a 20 and a 10. Usually when I go out shooting on the streets I just take the 10 and I use the 20 for the times I might need more equipment. I’ll just go through the big one (top part) as it’s the same stuff in the smaller, just less of it. I’ll go broadly clockwise…

First off there’s the Nikon D7000 with the Nikon AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G DX attached, just below it an extra battery and a microfibre cloth. Then there’s the Nikon AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 F ED DX kit lens (because Jay Maisel told me so) and just below it some small post-its, never leave home without ’em. Moving on we have the Nikon Series E 100mm 1:2.8 and a Nikon 28mm 1:2.8, both manual (I usually just bring one, depending on what I want to shoot). Two books, I can just fit one in the small bag though, at the moment Mikhail Bulgakov’s Black Snow and Virginia Woolf’s Waves; you need a book or two in there, at all times (ain’t that right Jesse?:). Below is the Nikon SB-900 flash. Then my other go to camera, the great Yashica Electro 35 GS and above it a dust brush, pen and pencil. To the left two rolls of Tri-X 400 and a box of snus (it’s a, mostly, Swedish tobacco product, do a search). I switch things around sometimes though and bring my Voightläder Vito Automatic or maybe an Agfa Clack (of which I own a couple).

Lately I’ve been involved with several projects aimed at taking art back to the streets of Stockholm (we have a very rigid and strange zero tolerance policy going on here dating back to the 90s), namely Reclaim Photography ( where a bunch of photographers join forces, go out on the street and exhibit their work together, and Galleri Fotfolket (Gallery Footpeople, direct translation., which is a portable gallery that moves through the streets of Stockholm exhibiting art, not just photos, to the public. Both great initiatives, run by good people.

I’ll see you out there, peace!


Brilliant stuff. Thanks for sharing the bag. I am familiar with Snus, as some of my Swedish friends are fond of it, I cannot stand it though. Check out all of the links and follow Richard on Twitter. Oh, and don’t forget to comment.

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