My name is Jay Daelo and I have been a fan of your website for a number of years. In fact, I purchased my M6 from you and it was a great experience. I currently live on the west coast of Canada. Photography is not my full time job, but I do love it and I love the freedom I feel when I’m doing it. My first camera was my dad’s Olympus OM-1 (I still have it btw). He only had two lenses (35mm & 50mm) but they were enough to get me interested in photography when I was a kid.
In the picture that I’ve submitted is the gear that I use for film photography. I do own a bunch of digital gear but I’ve been shooting more film over the past couple years. I even try to develop my B&W negatives myself. At first, I wanted to shoot film as I loved the mechanical aspect of the older cameras. I like gadgets, and I liked the feel and heft of the camera when I held it. Now I shoot film because it helps me slow down when I’m shooting and I feel I’m more deliberate with my compositions. I think it has helped me become a better photographer over all as the skills I’ve learned shooting film translate to when I am shooting my digital camera.
While I do have three cameras pictured, I usually only have one or two of them with me. Also, I am a camera bag hoarder… I admit it… I need help… Luckily, my condition has gotten better this past year and I think I may have all the camera bags I need. The one pictured is used mainly with my film gear. For my digital stuff I have a Think Tank Retrospective. And my bag for work is a Belstaff 556 shoulder bag. I usually have at least one camera in the 556.
My gear is as follows:
– Billingham Hadely Pro
– Leica M6 with Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4
– Leica M3 with Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5
– Hasselblad 500CM with 80mm f/2.8
– Sekonic L-308S Lightmeter
– rocketblower thingy
– JCH film cases (120 and 35mm versions)
– my pen
– watch Seiko Orange Monster
I have some photos here:
Its a mix of digital and film photos. Lately, I’ve been trying my hand at Street photography, but to be honest, I love all types of photos. My main goal is to try and capture something interesting. Thanks for this opportunity to share something about myself and how I see the world.
For something a bit different…. I love photography. I love video games. Why not combine both! In many of the games I play, there are moments of beauty/art. I try and capture these moments when they occur and when I do, I feel like I’m a type of “video game photographer”. The rules and concepts of photography still apply when trying to capture a compelling screen shot. Here are some of my “pictures”:
Thanks for sharing your bag and your work Jay. A video game photographer…interesting.
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Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.