In your bag 877, Shannon Atkinson
I think I have just about exhausted all of my cat in the bag jokes. But I am feline fine about this bag…

Hello! My name is Shannon Atkinson and I live just outside of New Orleans Louisiana.  Although I shoot other genres, my main interest is Environmental Portraiture.  When not shooting on the street I have the usual large, overstuffed bag with way more things in it then I should.  However, when it comes to shooting on the street I’ve really put an effort into simplifying what I carry with me.  This is my current setup.

-My bag is a Billingham Hadley Small.  I have owned tons of bags (still have quite a few), although not perfect the Billingham is great.  I’m amazed at how much it can carry when I need it to.  It’s comfortable and I love the look.

-Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron ASPH in Chrome.  The is the camera/lens combo I use 99% of the time.  It’s simple and works well for me.

-50mm Summicron ASPH Chrome.  This is a great lens, but I rarely use it.  I love it for studio work and when I really want to get close to someone.  I don’t use it as much as I should.



-Extra SD cards

-A notebook/journal for writing down email addresses or whatever I need to remember.

-Sometimes I carry a Fuji X-Pro1 (used to take these pictures) but less and less.

The cat is Avery.  He owns the place, I just live here because he lets me.  At least that’s what he thinks.

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Here’s some link to my work…enjoy!

So this is my attempt at a minimalist approach.  Thanks Bellamy for such an awesome site… I spend WAY to much time here!

Thanks to Avery for letting us view this bag.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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