In your bag No: 271 – Alfonso De Castro


by Bellamy /

3 min read

In your bag 271, Alfonso De Castro
A Spanish bag for you today, from a photography teacher! Alfonso has kindly offered to share his bags with us. Be warned, there are more pics than usual on this one. Let’s have a look.

My name is Alfonso de Castro, spanish photographer from some years ago. I teach photography in University of Barcelona and I am myself photographer mostly showing my personal work in exhibitions and class.

Here I add some pics and you can see bags and inside my bags! Some of the pics are from iPad and the quality is just so so, sorry, but it’s the only way to show the M9 in the picture. So you can choose the photos you want!.

My principal activity in photography is related with Portraits and Nude photos but also Street photography is very important in my work.

Usually I am traveling for several months each year so I have two kind of bags.

One is my daily bag. I try to keep my daily bag with the minimal stuff specially when I am working in street. It’s really tiring and a very usual mistake when we are walking all time on street overcharged with a lot of lens, cameras and accessories which we don’t use or seldom use it!. Keep it simple.

Other bag is my travel bag with all the cameras, film, lens, computer, maps, passport, etc. All I will need for my next 3 or 4 months traveling in China (for instance).

Of course I must carry also some underwear and tshirts :)).

For long time ago in my daily bag when I am taking street photography I am using a very nice, small, simple, not-named backpack.

One week ago a good friend gave me a new bag named Billingham. I am very excited with this beautiful bag and I think I will use it from now as my regular bag.

You can see into the bag two body cameras: Leica MP and Leica M6

and 3 lens:

my old Summilux 35 mm./ f:1.4 to use in the evening, or dark in the night.

21mmm / f:4 and 15 mm./ f:4.5 Both from Voigtlander.

All this is perfect for my work on street!.

Lately I have changed mixing in my work film and digital.

So now I am working almost all my photography on street with Leica M9 but I always carry a film camera, M6 or MP. Just in case electronics are broken mechanicals always do the job!!.

I also work indoors in large format or medium format. So I am developing a work called “Murders in China” and “Murders in Spain”.

You can see some of my photos here: (Maybe NSFW)

Thanks for sharing your huge bag selection with us Alfonso, that is a really impressive setup you have there. I like the sound of the new projects on Large format. Looking forward to seeing them.
Check out Alfonso’s links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here.


3 comments on “In your bag No: 271 – Alfonso De Castro”

    Pavel K. September 15, 2012 at 10:18 am / Reply

    So many dirty photos of ladies and their lower bits!

    Loren Tayerle September 15, 2012 at 11:49 am / Reply

    Always love and enjoy your beautiful work Alfonso!

    Sam September 16, 2012 at 5:54 am / Reply

    Perhaps I could get some insight from a local. I just finished traveling London, Paris, and will be leaving Barcelona tomorrow. Out of three places, I found Barcelona the most resistant to photography. One time a guy tried to approach me in a hostile way but then I walked away quickly to avoid any confrontation. The other time a woman ran toward me to ask me to delete her photo somewhat angrily. It never happened to me anywhere else but twice in Barcelona. People seem to be more uptight than ppl in London or Paris. My girl friend had the same feeling as well.

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