In your bag No: 474 – Jukka Watanen


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 474, Jukka Watanen
Jukka is back! And he brings us a bag that is sure to blow us all away. It has been a while since we last saw what he was carrying and it has changed again. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Hello Bellamy: I have been contributing several images to the “Bag theme” here is another.. maybe this is my final set up.

There is two images, first is the bag itself, my very worn bag from the seventies: “The camera bag co,” bag from new york.
I still have it although it has been repaired many times over by shoemachers… all the leather was falling off, but replaced, several holes, but you have to make sure you have larger items in that pocket so they will not fall off.

Then the image of my leica set up: Now this is the stuff what I carry around. heavy yes but I am all set with 30 preloaded IXMOO cassettes, the best leica acessory ever. just hope leica would produce them again.

M3 with M4 finder,,M4 -2 rapidwinder an finally the M8, I like it, it is mainly for quick Internet forum images, the “real stuff”
I shoot with film, of course… Double X movie stock and the new maco/Rollei RPX-400 that is as close to TRI-X as can be hoped and half the price.. I support European stuff in this respect lenses are 15mm(works as 21 mm in M8) then 21mm voigt, 35mm 1,4 voigt, 50mm canons, both 1,2 and 1,4  my best and sharpest lens .. at a price wow.. then some russian 35mm 2,8 lenses and finally the pinhole lens for M. the elmar googles is for sale, I hope to replace it with 90mm .2 one stop makes a difference in concert situations, where they are both good.

all the best Jukka watanen/helsinki

my website:   enjoy.

Thanks Jukka, I love seeing what you come up with. Those Leica cassettes are awesome. If I had the capability to make them again I would without hesitation.

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.


7 comments on “In your bag No: 474 – Jukka Watanen”

    elnoma April 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm / Reply

    Fascinating bag, but truly inspiring website and stories. Thanks for sharing.

    ZDP-189 April 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm / Reply

    “If I had the capability to make them again I would without hesitation.”

    Ooh! Good idea.

    May I suggest also some 620 spools?

    Sascha April 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm / Reply

    Voigtländer and Canon Lenses are not really “european stuff”…

    Bruno Candeias April 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm / Reply

    Those IXMOO cassettes look so damn good! :D

    I also use Rollei RPX 400, very nice film

    Frank April 6, 2013 at 6:55 pm / Reply

    “an finally the M8, I like it, it is mainly for quick Internet forum images, the “real stuff” I shoot with film, of course… ” are you having a laugh? are you serious? I don’t have any Leica stuff, but the M8 is a very good camera, not a point and shoot. “The real stuff I shoot with film” …. I don’t like that view. I spend years in darkrooms, and I don’t like film at all, certainly if I have to process it myself.

    Thomas Roessler April 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm / Reply

    Thanks for sharing a photographers life. I really adore Jukkas photos for the way how they catch light, impressive moments and what we call ”Zeitgeist” in german language. (The spirit of an epoch)

    Jukka Watanen April 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm / Reply

    Frank: May I have a comment: I am serious and I am a simple guy: Sometimes I shoot same subjects with My Film leicas, Double X film and Acufine developemet. 650 ISO in both film and M8 settings. I can say the M8 image looks sharper, but that is not what I am after. I am looking for a certain “Soul” in my images. That has the film image delivered all the way back from 1964, when my dad bought me my first camera. a black M2 with summicron :2 lens. There`s no “gamble”, the camera does not think “by iteslf” it just delivers… Then I print the negatives, put into frames and on to walls. That is “photography” to me, not tiny teenie weenie images on internet…

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