In your bag 864, Jean Claude
A simple bag with some excellent reading material. A cultured lot, photographers. Come and check this one out.

I’m Jean Claude, born in Venezuela and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. I’m 21, and currently an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineer at the New Jersey State University of Rutgers.

I live in the Tri-state area and often when I am not working or at school I find myself in New York area patiently waiting for opportunities to capture visions. I started photography almost three years ago and I use photography as a method to express myself around my busy weekly schedule.
I am mainly a self taught photographer, but I did take a course in analog photography when I used to shoot film. Besides reading and watching some of the greatest photographers in the past century’s work to learning about composition, I used that course to understand lighting and it’s importance; especially in the enlarger for final prints.
If you check out my images you can see that I have not determined a style of shooting yet and I am often trying different styles. After a couple of months with a Canon Canonet QL17 GIII, I ended up purchasing a digital camera (Ricoh GRD IV), since it is difficult to find  quality photo labs in the area that won’t leave my wallet empty. Through the years I finally got to my current set up. It’s hard to say, but I think the M8 satisfied my needs. (of course until I have enough for a M9!) I think my bag is rather simple compared to the others! This is my daily bag that I use when I don’t have to lug around my laptop.

Let’s get to the Bag – Nikon x Porter Sturdy Tool Bag:

Leica M8

28mm f/1.9 Voigtlander Ultron

Molskine Grid Journal for my Math and Science courses

For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway for pleasure

If you’d like to see my photos visit my Flickr:

And speak to me if you’re in the NY area Instagram:

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jean Claude. Very simple. Good stuff.
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