In your bag No: 859 – Tomas Spragg


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In your bag 859, Tomas Spragg
Definitely one of the coolest bag shots I have seen on here for a while. Check out this beauty.

Behold – in my everyday analogue bag, I covert the holy trinity of film formats: 35mm, 120mm and Polaroid (usually not all at once!)

So, here’s what’s in the bag:

– Ona Bowery (The Bag) – Love this little number. Big enough to fit all you need for a ‘one camera/lens’ set up pus some extras – but small enough to force you to not carry too much around with you. Perfect for street photography.

– Leica M6 Black (1996) – My pride and joy – bought this (my first Leica) only last year, and now almost all of my other cameras are neglected. Usually spooled up with Ilford HP5 or XP2 (I’m British, so there’s a certain amount of national pride to shoot with exceptional British film!)

– Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH (2007) – Not much need to be told for this beauty, other than I love it for both street and landscape photography.

– Hasselblad 500C (1967) – I’ve a real affinity with Sweden (in fact, I’m marrying a Swede this summer), so this Swedish camera is really special to me – and not only because of the incredible images it produces. My blad is usually spooled up with Ilford HP5 or Kodak Portra 400 and is often referred to by my better half as ‘my other Swedish girlfriend.

– Zeiss Sonar 150mm F4 (1962) – A real beaut of a portrait lens – and a great piece to accompany my wide Leica summicron.

– Sekonic Flashmate L-308S

– Moleskine + Pen + Lens Pen

– RayBan Turtleshell Wayfarers – These take up far too much real estate in my camera bag, but sometimes (sometimes) it’s worth it when we see a glimmer of sun in the Brussels sky.

(In case you were wondering, the shot of the bag was taken on a Polaroid 320 Land Camera, with Fujifilm FP 100c Silk Professional film)

Twitter / Instagram: @tjspragg

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Tomas. Very cool.
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5 comments on “In your bag No: 859 – Tomas Spragg”

    Teresa April 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm / Reply

    Hi, Thomas. Lovely kit, but…how do you manage to fit the Hassy with the m6?. I was Thinking about getting this bag, but though would be too small. How you distribute space so as to fit those two beauties? Thanks!!

      Julian April 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm /

      Hassy in the bag and the Leica on the neck!

      Tomas April 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm /

      Hi Teresa, good question!

      In actual fact I never manage to fit both the Leica and the Hassy in the bag at once, and that was one reason for buying it (I like to keep things simple when I’m out and about). If needs be you can just about fit a Leica and a small-mid sized (D)SLR in the bag, so long as you only carry a small prime.

      As I said above though, I really do like this bag – especially as it looks very unlike a camera bag (therefore less thief targeted). If you’re worried about the size though, there are countless youtube vids out there of people showing you what kit they can fit in it!

      Hope that helps!

      Teresa April 29, 2014 at 5:59 am /

      Thanks, Tomas. Will have a look at those vids. Love this bag so much…I also like to keep things simple…and it is so cute…
      Cheers, Teresa.

    Joachim Vaturi May 1, 2014 at 12:28 am / Reply

    Hey Tomas,
    I used to shoot with the same kit about a couple months ago. Now the M6 transformed into an MP and the hassy into a Rollei :) Fits much better into my Ona Bowery!
    Great bag, felt a little nostalgia for my old M6 and my 500C

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