In your bag 486 – Eddie Eng
Wait, nobody move! This is a stick up! Gimmie all your film! Eddie has a pretty interesting bag. Come and see what I mean.
My name is Eddie Eng. I am a native new yorker born and raised, but for the last 6 years I have lived in Osaka, Japan. Consistently in the shadow of its older, larger and infinitely more incredible rival of a city Tokyo, Osaka has given me a home away from home while I make a living here as an English Teacher by day and professional photographer on the weekends and in my spare time.
I am a writer/contributer/photographer for the fashion website HYPEBEAST, an online (and recently quarterly-published) magazine focusing on culture, trends, technology, and lifestyle. The job grants me the chance to meet people, visit places and experience things previously unimaginable, to which I am incredibly grateful. As a photographer for fashion, it’s important for me to be mobile at all times which is why I have chosen to go the route of the rangefinder camera. My work consists primarily of portrait photography outside of studio space, so the ability to carry all I need in one convenient bag is definitely a necessity.
Below is a list of my essential items, whether carried with me at all times or of significant and personal value (left to right, top to bottom)..
Supreme Liberty Fabrics F/W2012 Camp Cap
w)taps S/S2011 Ghillie Jacket (perfect for moderate weatherHYPEBEAST magazine vol. 3: The Impressions Issue (my featured photography on NIGO and SK8THING)
Keys and keychains (including an LED flashlight and ID tag)
Maxwell Manual Flash w/ trigger sensor (although I rarely shoot flash)
Microfiber cleaning cloth
A Bathing Ape card case
NIGO/SK8THING business cards (front and rear, 1 of 4 separate designs)
HYPEBEAST business cards
visvim LUMBAR 8L CORDUROY (not necessarily a camera bag with incredible quality and aesthetic)
Supreme x Vans x COMME des GARÇONS Shirt Authentic Pro Sneakers (the perfect shoe for all day commutes)
Tokyo Marui M8000 Cougar G Beretta replica airsoft gun (my favorite prop from my first hired photo shoot)
iPhone 5 w/ Supreme Peter Saville “Joy Division” protective sheet
K002 custom-made cordovan leather strap
Leica M9, Steel Grey paint
Leitz Summicron-M 50mm v.4 lens (for portrait photography)
Canon 35mm f/2 LTM Screwmount lens (for street photography)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 w/ Panasonic leather half case
Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens (for interior shots and product photography)
Leica LVF-1 electronic viewfinder
Thanks for sharing your bag Eddie, it is interesting to see it after the write up you did for Mijonju’s bag.
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