In your bag 374, Robert Marco Detoyato
Cool bag today. Super simple and tartan print. This bag has the bare essentials. Come and have a look at Robert’s bag.
I am a break out Photographer. I currently own only one DSLR (A Canon EOS-1D MkIII) which I use to cover events. However, I still prefer using film for most of my art (I specialize in portraits). In my bag, I always carry my Leica M4 with the “goggled” 8-element Summicron 35mm attached. I also have an F3, but I am still in search of a suitable lens to pair it with.
I adhere to a very “zen” kind of photography. I only have one lens per camera body, I use available light as much as I can, I prefer using full mechanical and manual cameras (with the exception of the 1D and F3), I rarely use a lightmeter (yes, I have an exposure table inside my black pocket notebook), and when I shoot a portrait, I only do it once. It are these guidelines that help me bring out what I consider the best of my photographic skills. I believe that overthinking a shot is just like having too much equipment, they both interfere with the creation of that ideal photograph. In other words, I strive to make every photograph I make a masterpiece.
What’s in my bag?
– Leica M4 + Summicron 35 (8-element, googled version)
– Kodak Portra 400
– Lomography Lady Grey iso 400 B+W film
– Personally modified Exposure Chart (only when the lighting gets tricky)
– a snack or beverage
The Bag: a normal Plaid Messenger Bag from Aldo
Deviant Art: http://paradigmhelm.deviantart.com/
Thank You for this really interesting project!
With best Regards,
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Robert. That is a lovely simple setup that you have there.
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Now that’s more like it! I may get my M4 + 35 Cron out for a shoot in your honour, though I still need a VCII.
BTW, why the choice of Lomo BW film?
Pretty cool bag. I like the way of reducing gear for personal work. One camera-one lens sometimes offers better results.