In your bag No: 1002 – David Salvagnac


by Bellamy /

2 min read

In your bag 1002, David Salvagnac
Today we delve into the bag of a detective…

My name is David Salvagnac, I am 42, from Paris, France.
During day, I am author photographer and during night, Police Officer in investigation service.
The rest of time, I’m Prague/ Czech Republic based street photographer.

I like contextual and dramatic black and white atmospheres, or autumn melancholic colors.

For my urban “safaris”, I have Stealth Gear jacket (with large and deep front pouch) and ONA bag (“The Bowery” black version). This duo is ideal, for mobility and reactivity. I usually take one or two cameras (2 lenses maximum).


Here is my basic rangefinder set (2 systems), for street photography.

Medium Format: Mamiya 6 + 50 or 75 (28-50)


– Leica M6 (“MP” modified, with 35/50 frames only) + Leica Summicron 35 IV.

– Leica II “Couplex” (Model D), first year of production (1932) + Leica Super-Angulon 4/21 (1959): I love this combo! (I’m Schneider Kreuznach addict… i also have Rolleiflex 2.8 Xenotar, with Schneider optics).

So, I have Summar from 1933 (nickel version). Fantastic lense!

I use Kodak (400 Tri-X and Portra 160) or Fuji films (Neopan Accros 100).

To finish, my tobacco pipe… a Sherlock Holmes version, of course!

I invite you to discover my monochrome vision of the world, like an old detective novel…

Hope you enjoyed my bags, thanks for reading!
Anyway, thanks a lot for your work, Bellamy!

Best regards,
David Salvagnac

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, David. Very stealthy indeed.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal, 720px across is optimal) 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.

18 comments on “In your bag No: 1002 – David Salvagnac”

    graham September 26, 2014 at 1:11 am / Reply

    So stealthy, I cant see the links.

    Robert September 26, 2014 at 1:15 am / Reply

    Cannot see any links either …

    David Salvagnac September 26, 2014 at 2:35 am / Reply


    My website:

    David Salvagnac

    Daniel Stern September 26, 2014 at 2:38 am / Reply

    as per the above remarks- would enjoy to see your work

    GenPL September 26, 2014 at 3:26 am / Reply

    Oh come on guys… Detective could not leave it to obvious.

    Very little search and here it is:

    Arthur September 26, 2014 at 4:50 am / Reply

    If you look closely, you can see reflected in teh silver loop on the pipe…

      David Salvagnac September 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm /

      Good remark, Arthur!
      Thanks ;-)

    Yokosuka Mike September 26, 2014 at 6:06 am / Reply

    His website is here:
    And, his work is pretty darn good too!

      David Salvagnac September 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm /

      Thanks a lot, Mike!

    alex t September 26, 2014 at 8:31 am / Reply

    Thanks for the link Mike!
    It’ s worth looking!!

    alex September 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm / Reply

    c’est bon ça!

      David Salvagnac September 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm /

      Merci Alex
      Salutations photographiques ;-)

    Pierre October 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm / Reply

    Bonjour, je n’accroche pas sur tous le sujets de votre site mais j’aime beaucoup le traitement avec des contrastes forts. Et ce mamya 6…….

    Renaud October 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm / Reply

    Cool stuff in this bag!!

      David Salvagnac October 26, 2014 at 5:32 am /

      Merci Reno! En attendant ton tour… ;-)

    David Salvagnac October 26, 2014 at 5:31 am / Reply

    @ Pierre: Merci pour votre regard. Ce Mamiya est une merveilleuse machine pour le moyen-format, en terme d’ergonomie et de visée.

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