In your bag 1019, Benny Asrul
Benny shares with us a really nice and simple bag. No excessive cameras or camera bits, but the bare essentials. Check it out.

My name is Benny Asrul, Indonesian, currently living in Singapore. I’m working in oil industry, and photography is good for me to keep the balance of my life. I just had a photo exhibition in Caracas, Venezuela which was organized by the Indonesian Embassy there. There are 41 black and white photographs about Indonesia for the exhibition, all are silver prints done by a professional lab in Singapore.

I love shooting with films and I’ve been using Leica for streets and Hasselblad for landscape. Recently, I like shooting with Makina 67 too, a medium format range finder camera. This is the version with Nikon 80mm lens f 2.8. I found it’s of the most compact medium format cameras, and it’s very easy to use. I am happy with the results too. Bigger negatives are always nice I guess.
I process my black and white films at home, in my kitchen (due to limited space), so I can’t cook whenever i’m developing the films.

I had some shots with Makina when I was in Havana, Cuba not long a go, please find some of the shots here:
and some shots of people too:

In this small bag, i can put the Makina, together with some rolls of film, a note book, a pen, and an i-phone, which i use as lightmeter (apps).
I try to keep it as simple as possible, so it’s convenient for me too when I’m walking without people noticing that there’s a medium format camera inside the bag.


Thanks for sharing your bag with us Benny. Very nice to hear about your show. Well done.
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