In your bag 492, Kevin Van den Panhuyzen
Not long now until 500. Kevin brings us…well, there is no bag. It is more of a ‘what do you carry?’ shot. But a great one nonetheless.
My name is Kevin Van den Panhuyzen. I’m a 20 year old student from Brussels (Belgium). Until almost a year ago, photography didn’t mean a lot to me. I was interested in politics (I still am) and I just took random pictures with a Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot at demonstrations and other “activism-related” activities.
For some reason that is still unknown to me, I picked up my granddad’s old camera – an Agfa Silette – and started playing with it. From then on, I got more and more interested in photography. I still mainly shoot demonstrations etc. and also more random “street stuff”. Anyway here’s what’s in my bag…
– A Fuji X100. I bought it last summer and it’s my first “serious” camera. I carry an extra battery most of the times.
– A small notebook and something to write with.
– A handheld recorder (a Tascam DR-2D I think) which is not always in my bag, depending on the situation (if I’m planning to record speeches, testimonies, etc.).
Indeed, it’s a “what’s-in-my-bag-shot” without a bag in the picture. This stuff goes into any bag; whether I’m going to university, whether I’m travelling, etc… Everywhere I go, the Fuji goes with me.
In november/december of last year, I had to do it without the X100 because it had a little problem: the screen for the electronic viewfinder got stuck (because of a sand grain). During that period, my main camera was an Olympus OM-10 with a 50mm 1.8 (and a 28mm 2.8). I also used a Yashica Minister III which gave some nice results, but I didn’t enjoy using it that much. I still shoot a roll of film from time to time, but I must admit that digital is just so much more convenient for me.
I recently also got a personal website/blog which you can visit on http://solidphotos.org/ . I’m still working on it, but you can already check it out. A related facebook page will come up on http://www.facebook.com/solidphotosorg (at the moment I’m still using my personal facebook profile though).
You can also find me on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinvanden
Thanks for sharing your bag/gear with us Kevin. It is nice to see a very simple approach sometimes.
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