In your bag No: 569 – Rees Sutcliffe


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In your bag No: 569, Rees Suttcliffe
Check it out. Rees shares his bag, and the best thing is that the bagshot itself was taken on film. That is really cool. Come and have a look at this purist bag.

My name is Rees Sutcliffe and I am a 47 year old brush hand from Aucklaknd, New Zealand.
I use mostly Tri-X, Ektar and Portra and do not own a digital, having broken the bank on film cameras

I am quite excited about my Rolleiflex 2.8f which was a recent purchase and am slowly getting to grips with it. What a lens! I like shooting portraits so grabbed a rolleinar 1 & 2 from KEH last week. The 1960 M3, is also a recent purchase, and came with 80’s 50mm summicron.
The early 60’s? Werra is a lovely little engineering marvel that I use mostly with flash. Its lenses are interchangeable but this one has the standard 50 2.8 carl zeiss jena.
In the right conditions, armed with fine grained Ektar, a flash and shot at close range, it can be phenomenal even despite the fungus. But it is a little too prone to flare, which the fungus doesn’t help, in the bright light of day, hence the 4 step-ups uses to make a shade (next to the SB-800) Bag is Lowepro Nova 3 which is a little too full.
(Shot with OM-1n Tri-X 50mm F1.8) Scanner Epsom V500

I belong to a little amateur photo club know only as ‘thesociety’ (not to be confused with the proper National Geographic photo society, whom we had no idea existed when we named ourselves) and once in a while I post something on our website. We are still a work in progress.

For me photography is the moments in the light, and not necessarily the decisive ones, caught magically by silver and chemicals and metal and glass and eye and mind and heart.
Its the surprise you get when the shots don’t come back from the lab as you were expecting and the bigger surprise when they do. Even a labourer can play at being Rembrandt or Turner or Chagall and try to catch that whisper that somehow speaks of a soul, to a soul from off the page.


Many thanks for sharing your bag with us Suttie, I really like your philosophy towards shooting. Very cool.
Check out the link 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: 569 – Rees Sutcliffe”

    Zhemin July 11, 2013 at 6:45 am / Reply

    Hi, Rees Sutcliffe cool bag, love your Rollei ;’D.
    Hey hey i notice you use a V500, im having so much trouble getting a good scan with it, any tips.
    Oh also whats the society about?


      suttie July 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm /

      Sorry Zhemin
      having trouble getting my replies to post
      V500 is great and i dont have any trouble with it
      but that might be because all i do is scan negs, mo alteration by scanner,
      look at them on screen and upload one or two, once in a while
      sorry i can not add anything to that
      thesociety is just a disparate bunch with a common love of
      photography who go wandering once every week or so in search of photos

    rees July 13, 2013 at 6:38 am / Reply

    for anyone whose ineterested – some society shots

    suttie July 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm / Reply

    i forgot to mention – for a look at just some of our shots
    as opposed to the tumblr links on our site

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