In your bag No: 818 – Zach Emerson


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In your bag 818, Zach Emerson
Another returnee today…It seems that once you go JCH, you can never leave, lol. Anyway, Zach shares with us not only his bag, but his processing area. Very cool.

My name is Zach Emerson, I am 17 years old, I come from a small community in the PNW, and I have been shooting for about 4 or 5 years now. I had a bag featured once before (number 673) and I’m back with an updated set up!

I mainly shoot people, and I think that is where my photography has really fallen into place, street is another favorite of mine! This bag is what I carry around all the time, just a basic kit with 2 bodies, a lens or two, and a point and shoot.

So! The contents of the bag, which is still the same bag as last, a Kelly Moore Boy Bag which includes:


– Canon 6D w/ grip (in mirror)

– Sigma 35mm f/1.4 (in mirror)

– Sigma 85mm f/1.4

– Canon AF35M


– Mamiya C330 Professional TLR w/ prism

– Mamiya Sekor 55mm f/4.5

– Mamiya Sekor 135mm f/4.5

– A couple of cable releases

– Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 120mm

And just a couple other things like the notebook and pen, a water bottle, some gaffers tape, travel tripod, and glasses.


Also, I have a little processing setup going on in my bathroom, It works out pretty well, lots of room to move around and work. I’ll be going to college soon so I wanted to get a jump start on what I’ll be learning there! I love developing and the whole process, It’s very rewarding knowing you had full control over how your final image turns out, and I am glad I shoot film! #believeinfilm

Zach Emerson

Thanks for sharing your bag and your work area. It is great to see how other people process.
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3 comments on “In your bag No: 818 – Zach Emerson”

    stuart March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm / Reply

    Love the mirror idea Zach! Where in the PNW are you from? I was born in Seattle and grew up in Portland- but am now somewhat of an expat living in Germany. I enjoyed your pics- it was very nostalgic for me seeing your views of small town Washington – we sure are a special breed of Americans ;-) Where are you headed off to college? If you have time this summer head out to the “Channeled Scablands” of western WA…one of my favorite places on earth-truly extraordinary- comparable landscapes exist otherwise only on mars. Grab yer mamiya, get some super-panchromatic BW film and and a deep red filter and hit the road….you will come back with pictures that make you feel infinitesimally small :-) Good luck bro!

      Zach March 21, 2014 at 3:03 am /

      Stuart! Thank you for the idea, I’ve never heard of that place before, but I’ll sure be heading out there whenever I get a chance! Im out in Grays Harbor, Hoquiam to be specific, and Ill be heading to the San Francisco Art Institute in the fall. I think I’ll be studying abroad at some point, the institute is partnered with a bunch of schools, one in Hamburg too!



      Zach March 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm /

      Hey Stuart! Thanks for the idea, I’ve never heard of that place before but I’ll make it a point to head out there whenever I have the time. If you have ever heard of Hoquiam, that’s where I am at in Washington, and I’ll be heading off to the San Francisco Art Institute starting in the fall! They have a study abroad program and one of the schools are in Hamburg, Germany!

      Thank you for the kind words!



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