In your bag No: 502 – Kyle Ablett


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In your bag 502, Kyle Ablett
Kyle is only 17, but he has got a great bag and a great attitude towards the way he uses it. Come and have a look at the young urban explorers bag.

Hello I’m Kyle Ablett, (Online I use the name CommunistWolf) I’m 17 and I live near Newcastle Upon Tyne, which is in the North East of England.
I am mainly a photographer of derelict places, but I’m also interested in architecture and street photography, and I enjoy wandering around Newcastle and various other local places. I also collect cameras as well as use them.
I have learnt to develop my own black and white film, which I shoot a lot of nowadays.

Now onto the camera bag
The camera bag is a Billingham 335, which I bought second hand (as I do with most of my cameras).
The cameras are a Nikon F with a Nikkor-H 50mm f/2, sadly the metering doesn’t work so I use a Leningrad 4 Light meter.
The other camera is my Nikon F3 with motordrive and the soviet made Jupiter-11A lens (135mm f/4).
I normally would only carry the f3 without motordrive unless I was doing something that may require color photos as well as black and white
In the bag there is normally a Hoya red filter as well as a cable release, and a Hama clamp stand/table tripod thing, as well as a few rolls of black and white film, in this photo there is a roll of Svema 64 and an Asahi reloadable cassette with Orwo NP20. I don’t use much color film but I generally use Fuji Superia.
Most of the time I keep a torch in the bag, (in this photo it’s an LED Lenser P7) due to urban exploration, you never know when you’ll come across a derelict place.
I normally carry spare batteries for the torch and the motordrive if I’m using it.
I carry two notepads one of which I note down any camera gear that I buy or sell. The other notepad is for general photographic notes or ideas. I keep my money in a black film canister, and I generally carry my bank card and a student card.

My photos are mainly posted on Flickr but I also use 500px and CargoCollective as my online portfolio.
In my spare time I write reviews for cameras and other photographic gear which I post on my very basic website which is unfinished,but I am still adding content.




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Thanks for sharing your bag with us Kyle. That is a very interesting film selection that you have there.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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.


4 comments on “In your bag No: 502 – Kyle Ablett”

    Chris May 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm / Reply

    Wow, what a drool worthy bag of kit. I have dreamt about equipment like that since the 70’s when I worked in a camera store. This is an exceptionally lucky 17 year old young man. It is nice to see young people who are committed to learning the craft of photography and not just auto shots, cellphone pics or gimmick photography.

    Jacob Bland May 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm / Reply

    Nice kit Kyle. Beautiful Nikons and I’m a great fan of the Jupiter 135mm.

    Liam Stock May 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm / Reply

    Always good to see someone with a cargo.

    Thomas Roessler May 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm / Reply

    Nice equipment, interesting photos. I saw your flickr-site and wondered why you are naming (subtitling) your photos with the film-type. To my humble opinion there were so many informations much more interesting than the film-type: Where did you shoot the photo e.g. Or is your flickr site about testing films?
    Kind regards

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