Hello to Bellamy and to all the folks out there following his blog.
My name is David Tinius Rossi.
I’m a 27 years old Italian American Performing Arts Graduate currently seeking for a job as a photographer or writer anywhere on this planet Earth. Due to the global economic crisis and the lack of a true photographic culture here in Italy, I still haven’t taken any initiative to start my own business.
I have specialized in editorial portraiture and Fine Art research.
I’m currently working on a project under the temporary name “Poetry for small things”: it’s a study over the aestethics of Wabi-Sabi filtered by a Western point of view.
Seven years ago I began taking pictures with my father’s Nikkormat. After a long period of blood, sweat and gear acquisition syndrome (and an empty bank account) my photographic as well as life studies came to the conclusion that less is more.
Today I am submitting two bags, one for each setup.
Whenever I’m on the go, I use a small but sturdy English military surplus bag holding the following items:
– A Nikon AI / Micro Four Thirds adapter
– A Vivitar 24mm f:/2.8 Auto Wide Angle lens, AI Mount (I use these lens to take short videos, so far with good results)
– An Olympus EP-1 with its 14-42mm kit lens (I have finally accepted its quirks and downsides seeing I can’t afford anything better at the moment)
– An awesome Muji® ruled notebook (It starts from right to left, which is a blessing for me, being left handed)
– An awesome Muji® tin business card holder
– A stupendous Pilot G-2 ink pen (probably one of the best engineered pens in the world)
Whenever I feel more contemplative, I use an original Polaroid leather bag from the 1970s with the following items:
– A Hasselblad 500 c/m with a standard 80mm f:/2.8 T* C lens (usually loaded with Kodak film, mostly b/w, sometimes color, depending on the mood)
– A Picoglass 55m Skylight 1A filter
– An Izumar 55m closeup +3 filter
– A B50 / 55mm filter adapter
– An incredibly precise Sekonic L-308s light meter (although I’ve learned to “guesstimate” exposure pretty well, it always comes in handy in tough light conditions)
– A Rayban lens cloth (good both for my lens as well as my Wayfarer® glasses)
I’m also the proud owner of a Polaroid SX-70 Sonar (not shown here), although I can’t afford to buy any more Impossible Project film cartridges at the moment. Oh well, c’est la vie!
Not long ago, when I had a job, I also bought an iPhone 4s, which turns out to be a quite useful creative tool other than making phone calls and sending SMS.
I do have a website where it’s possible to see all my stuff: www.davidtiniusrossi.com
I also have a Flickr account: www.flickr.com/photos/davidtiniusrossi
A Tumblr: www.davidtiniusrossi.tumblr.com
On Twitter: @davetiniusrossi
I’m on Vimeo as well: vimeo.com/user13425101
I hope to get some feedback, job offers or simply some encouragement thanks to this submission.
I hope someday to upgrade my EP-1 through one of Bellamy’s finds!
Keep up the good work; cheers to everyone!
Thanks for sharing your bags and your story with us David. I like that you have different bags for different moods.
Check out David’s links and make sure you come and comment, or even offer him a job!
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. 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.