In your bag No: 686, Lorenzo Razzino
It is always nice to have a peep inside the bag of someone who makes a living from photography, and today we do just that. Lorenzo is a photojournalist based in Paris and he has his work bag on display for us. Check it out.
Hello, I’m an Italian independent photojournalist currently based in Paris, France.
For everyday work, covering breaking news and so, it’s all digital. This is really easy to explain, for some kind of work speed is king, moreover I can send on wifi all images to my desk bypassing censorship best I can.
Anyway, I shoot film in medium format too (with a Fuji GW690III) but only on big, long term projects.
Today I show you my usual grab bag, for everyday use.
I don’t carry all equipment everytime, I prefer an lightweight setup that consists in:
– Think Tank Retrospective 10, this is a very good bag, very strong
– An old Nikon DSLR with prime lens 35mm f/2. I’m waiting to change system completely, perhaps in something lighter or with better video quality
– Think Tank Pro Speed belts with pouches. Sometimes I need only few thing, and I can move better without bag
– Led torch, simple and reliable
– Lightmeter Gossen DIGIPRO F
– A Metz 36C2 flash with Eneloop XX AA batteries
– Passport and cheap notebook with pen
– Solar battery charger Suntrica Solarstrap for iPhone, cheap solution but very useful
– Swiss army knife
– Decontamination solution for eyes, in case of tear gas
– Mp3 audio recorder
– Some CF and SD cards
– Black gaffer tape
– Usb3 pendrive
– Small blower and lens pen
That’s all, nothing fancy, but it’s good enough for everyday work.
Some of my images can be found on http://lorenzorazzino.com and if you want you can follow me on Twitter @lorenzorazzino, tweets are about photojournalism, middle-east and human rights.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Lorenzo. I notice a lot of journalists carry their passports. If this in case they have to disappear quickly?
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“- Decontamination solution for eyes, in case of tear gas”
Sometimes when shooting during demonstrations the police firing tear gas. In those cases you can use the masks or splashing in the eyes this solution to ease the pain.
Or lemon, is the same :)
Hi Lorenzo, thanks for sharing your equipment. What system are you planning to move to? Are you currently shooting full-frame? For your work, how important is this, or would APS-C or M4/3 be good enough?
Sorry David for being silent so long, currently I use an APS-C camera but I think to move soon as possible to Full Frame. This sensor is quite important, as is the ability to shoot good video.
I find interesting the new proposals from Sony, with a low weight and good quality…