In your bag No: 279 – Eric Edvalson


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 279, Eric Edvalson
Todays bag is lovely, because it shows us that you don’t need to carry around a ton of expensive gear to get good shots. Eric shares his simple bag with us. Come and have a look.

I really enjoy your camera bag postings so I thought I would show you one of mine.  I am currently an art student working on a BFA in Sculpture, even though I am more of a photographer, for about 15 years now…  I do a lot of skateboarding photography, these days using the Micro Four Thirds system, but that is another bag for another day.  I enjoy all sorts of mediums, cameras, and formats.  For casual shooting I like to shoot film most of the time.  I am always thrifting for camera gear, which brings me to what I have been shooting with lately.  Cheap and cheerful!

-‘Mustang’ camera bag, it was 89 cents at the thrift shop.

-Sears KSX 1000 with Auto Sears 50mm/F2, this is a rebadged Ricoh KR-5 Super.  It was $5.99 at Goodwill.  The strap came from somewhere else, for probably about 10 cents.

-Vivitar 2000 Flash, not terribly powerful but otherwise a fairly compact bounce flash.  It set me back $3.99 as I recall.

-Tiny green Moleskine ‘Volant’ notebook

-Sharpie, for writing on film canisters.

-Uniball Vision pen for writing in notebook.

-Film, held inside an old slide box.  Right now I have some Portra 400 and Ektar 100, although I also really enjoy cross processed film and the occasional black and white.

Anyways, hope you enjoy a very simple and very cheap kit.  Here’s some links to where you can find a sample of my stuff.  It’s too bad I am not organized enough to have everything all cataloged in one place… I enjoy a greater variety of photographic styles than I have online. – skateboarding blog featuring mostly my own photographs – art blog – has some older stuff from around 2006-2007 – flickr account with various postings

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Eric, it is great to see a bag that doesn’t require the selling of vital organs.
Check out the 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.


5 comments on “In your bag No: 279 – Eric Edvalson”

    Pavel K. September 23, 2012 at 11:44 am / Reply

    I love this! It’s simple. It’s not pretentious. It’s not five cameras in one bag. It’s not a Leica. And it’s not a Billingham bag. Lovely.

    ZDP-189 September 23, 2012 at 11:46 am / Reply

    A great bag; modest but effective.

    Wow, 15 years is a long time to be working on a degree.

    Eric September 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm / Reply


    I’ll clarify and say that what I meant was that I have been a photographer for 15 years! I have only spent 3.5 years on a college degree ;)

    zoolkareem September 24, 2012 at 10:44 am / Reply

    “it is great to see a bag that doesn’t require the selling of vital organs.” this makes me laugh :-D

    Boris September 26, 2012 at 6:13 am / Reply

    Nice bag Eric!!!

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