In your bag No: 436 – Lorenzo Van Galen


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 436, Lorenzo Van Galen
Lorenzo has a lovely mixed bag. A fusion of film and digital, everything working in perfect harmony. Come and have a look at this simple and modern setup.

First of all, Mr. Hunt, thank you for this awesome site. I love the community here. I always enjoy checking out all of the gear people carry so I had some spare time and I decided to write and photograph something about my gear. Keep up the awesome work!

So a little information about myself; I’m Lorenzo van Galen, 21 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I have a fulltime job at Apple in the Netherlands and I absolutely love photography. I mainly shoot streetphotography but also like to shoot portraits with of camera speedlights.

So here we go! This is my bag. It’s a combination of digital and analog.

I use a Think Thank Streetwalker Harddrive to carry all my stuff. I always carry a small Lowepro messenger bag with me to take the camera’s to the street, so actually it’s what is in my bag that’s in my bag. The Think Thank bagpack is way to big to use on the street but is perfect to take it with you on holiday for example.

So this is what I carry;

– Leica MP .58x,

love to use this camera. It’s so much more rewarding when pressing that shutter than with a digital camera. It’s an whole other way of shooting. I use it with a CV 35mm 2.5. It’s perfect with the .58x finder and it’s sharp. All dressed up with the Artisan & Artist brown leather half case. Love it!

– Fuji X100,

Great camera, still using it with great pleasure! Perfect for my digital photography. Small, cheap and awesome quality pictures! Got a footprint wriststrap on this camera and it’s perfect!

– MacBook Pro Retina 15inch,

My lovely MacBook. Great for photo editing with the Retina display.

– Kodak Tri-x 400, my every day b&w film.

– Ilford Delta 3200 (in the camera),  been experimenting with this film. Heavy grain, shoot in low (no) light but I don’t always like the grain. Works best with one lightsource in my opinion. If anyone has tips to shoot this film and get the best results, please let me know.

– Kodak Portra 400, my everyday color film. Beautiful but pretty expensive. About $8-$10 a roll.

Will travel to Tokyo on the 24th of February and will be staying there for a week in Shinjuku. This is the gear I’ll take on my trip. Never been in Tokyo, really looking forward to it. I’ll be shooting the whole week (and camera/film shopping of course) so maybe I’ll bumb into Mr. Bellamy Hunt somewhere on the Tokyo streets or in Mapcamera or Yodobashi ;)!

If you would like to see some work you can check these sites;

For the people that are interested, here is a quick overview video of the Leicavit on YouTube which I’ve made some weeks ago (I was looking for some information about the Leicavit but I couldn’t really find any useful video demonstration on how it works so I’ve made one myself):

And if anyone has some tips for Tokyo please let me know! Wish you all the best.

Lorenzo van Galen.

Thanks for sharing your great bag with us Lorenzo, Nice to see both processes getting on so well.
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9 comments on “In your bag No: 436 – Lorenzo Van Galen”

    Jason February 27, 2013 at 9:25 am / Reply

    I’ve been beginning to work with Delta 3200 too. I’ve read the best way to reduce the grain, so it doesn’t overpower the image; is to shoot at 1600 and develop for 3200 in DDX. I’m currently trying this at the moment – and am beginning to get better results.

    But the consensus is, and I swear by it; when developing – mind your agigtation. Some people, myself included, reduce my regular agigtation to half my usual. (now once a minute, two very slow inversions)

    In regards to the bag… Dang that’s a huge bag for quite a minimalist amount of equipment. (Although admittedly when I travel through airports; I prefer to pack everything into a lowepro x200 and carry one or two day bags)

    SK Saito February 27, 2013 at 9:39 am / Reply

    I like the Delta 3200 sometimes. I shoot it and develop it at 1600. Seems to come out okay. Opinions vary but from what I’ve read, the film is actually rated closer to 1600 than 3200. Great gear, you have!

      Jason February 27, 2013 at 11:36 am /

      According to the Delta 3200 fact sheet, its ISO speed rating is ISO 1000 – developed in ID-11. But it is effective between 1600 to 3200.

    ZDP-189 February 27, 2013 at 9:47 am / Reply

    Excellent! Just my style. Film for look and digital to handle the situations that film cannot do well.

    SKSaito February 27, 2013 at 9:54 am / Reply

    Great gear. I use Delta 3200 film sometimes. Most of the time, I like the grain. Sometimes too much. I shoot and develop it at 1600. Opinions vary but I’ve read the film is rated closer to 1600. I wish I had 0.58 in stead of 0.72 on my MP.

    Jason February 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm / Reply

    I think the reason I’m so attracted to this bag is that I plan to take almost the same equipment for a 5 day trip into Chiang Mai in a few weeks.
    Fuji X100 + Leica M3 + 21 + 50 + EFX20 + Neopan 400 + Porta 400 … In a f-stop guru

    Robin February 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm / Reply

    Nice selection of equipment, and excellent website.

    Mark wylie February 28, 2013 at 8:39 am / Reply

    For a while I have wanted a black MP, but after seeing a few silver versions on this ‘in your bag’ recently I am changing my mind. Lovely set up! Now, I wonder how much I can get for selling my kidney?

    Lorenzo March 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm / Reply

    Thanks guys for the suggestions on Delta 3200! I’m in Tokyo right now shooting a lot of photography. I’ve tried some rolls at 1600, curious how it worked out! If you would like to see some digital stuff from my Tokyo trip check out my flickr!



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