In your bag 790, Ottavo Oblimar
A bit later than usual, todays bag comes rolling in from the Philippines. Ottavo brings us a simple and very cool bag. Check out those flip flops.

Hi my name is Ottavo Oblimar and I’m a senior visual communications student from Manila, Philippines.
I first became interested in photography about 5 years ago, but due to my busy college life it was just something I did whenever I had spare time.
Just recently, I had the great idea of purchasing a film camera and this sparked my renewed interest in photography. Today, I’m back on the street doing what I love most (after my girlfriend) and building up my street photography blog. Take a look at what I bring to the city on weekends for street shooting:


-A regular Jansport backpack to blend in with the crowd and avoid being a target of Manila’s nasty pickpockets

-Tupperware container as my temporary film case ( I’m saving up to buy a JCH film case)

-My first film camera, the Nikon FM2 which I got for 4,800 pesos (100 USD),with a NIkkor 50mm 1.8D attached

-My trusty Fuji X100 (which sometimes doubles as my light meter)

-Some film. Mostly Fuji Superia 400, expired Fujis and Kodaks. A couple of Tri-X 400’s when I have money to buy them

-Pen, spare battery and memory cards

-Lastly, my umbrella and a pair of flip flops for the unpredictable Philippine weather. You never know when you’re gonna be knee-deep in flood water.

That’s about it. I look forward to showing you guys my future bag. Hopefully this time it will have a Bronica or a Rollei TLR or maybe even a Leica. (wishful thinking!)

Take a look at my work here:

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Ottavo. Glad to hear that getting into film reignited the spark for you.
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