In your bag No: 310 – Herr Ärmel


by Bellamy /

2 min read

In your bag 310, Herr Ärmel
Wait, what? Another knife? Yes indeed, another knife and another bag. This time coming to you from Germany. And a totally digital bag, just to mix things up for a bit. Come and have a look.

Hello Bellamy,

impressed by your page and the section “in your bag”, I send you a photo of my camera bag.

I´am known as “Herr Ärmel” (named after the photographer in a famous german kids book). I´am german but since many years I live and work in different countries on different continents. Despite been educated in a photographers school I work in very different fields. From time to time when being asked for, I sell a photo. To me photography is more than a mere hobby, it´s the act of seeing. I am taking photos of the daily world around me. Some years ago after a long decision process I decided to go digital. I am doing the same things I´ve learned years ago. This means taking pictures and processing them the same way like I did in the analog times (not hundreds of shoots of the same thing or great artificial manipulation afterwards). I have sold all my Leica and Mamiya stuff exept my Lunasix ;-)

My bag: is a simple waterproof courierbag. Depending on the day I carry either 2 Olympus E-30 cases with Zuiko Pro 14-54mm and Zuiko Pro 50-200mm or the little E-410 with Zuiko 14-42mm and 40-150mm. Other things which help me a lot are some Filters, additional batteries and sd-cards and a remote. I still use my vintage unbribable Gossen Lunasix – better than any light meter in a camera.

Essential is a moleskine notebook with a 2mm leads pen (writes always and everywhere) and a swiss pocketknife. (In another bag I carry my Manfrotto 055XWNB Explorer tripod with a Giotto MH1301-652 head).

I publish some of my photos (mostly with a short report) in my blog to keep family and friends around the world updated about my life.

Some photos can be seen on my blog – if you´ll like it leave a comment somewhere:

Thanks again for your precious work Bellamy – carry on!

solong : Herr Ärmel

Thanks for sharing your bag and your story with us Herr Ärmel, fantastic to see the old light meter going strong.
Check out the link 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.


2 comments on “In your bag No: 310 – Herr Ärmel”

    Herr Ärmel November 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm / Reply

    Hi all there behind the lenses with a finger on the shutter button: I am now with twitter.

    hoping to meeting you – solong : Herr Ärmel

    Herr Ärmel July 12, 2014 at 7:45 am / Reply

    Dear Bellamy, Hi folks,

    for everybody who is interested in, I am now living and working in Montenegro in the Balkans.
    and I have continued my blog with wordpress now. So I invite everybody to come and see:

    I wish you good light & solong : Herr Ärmel

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