In your bag 1130, Akira
Today we get to have a peek inside one of the coolest schoolbags I have ever seen. Check it out.

Here’s my everyday schoolbag:
I’m a 17 years old student from Bern, Switzerland.

On the upper half of the photo is my everyday school bag including my camera, which I like the most. The camera gets changed whenever I feel like using something else.

On the lower half, I have a compact camera and a lightmeter, which I always carry in my winter coat. Fortunately it got big pockets.

I carry only one roll of film, which resides in the camera. At the moment it’s a Kodak Tri-X (35mm) and a Delta 400 (120).

The upper half:

– Bag. It’s a Herschel bag, which I have for 3 reasons. 1: It looks good 2:It’s waterproof and 3: Mijonju has it too. On the strap I have a key chain in form of a camera. It blinks and makes shutter noises.

– Camera. A Rolleicord, which I bought for a very low price. It’s my one and only beloved medium format camera.

– Yellow book: A copy of Faust from Goethe. We read it in school and now I want to reread it in my free time.

– Moleskine: Holds my to-do lists. Without it I’m lost.

– Agenda: Just an agenda. The stickers on it are more interesting. Check out the “Reitschule” if you should be in Bern one day.

– Water bottle: To stay hydrated.

– Calculator: Used in school, or if I have to calculate how much money I’ve got left to spend on photography.

– Pencil case: Used in school.

– Sheets: Notes and so on.

The lower half

– Camera: A Contax T2, which I got for free from a friend. He found it in his grand-dad’s attic.

– Pouch: Protecting the camera from scratches, when I have my keys or other things in the same pocket.

– Data back: A data back for the T2, which I found in a camera shop for 10 bucks. I love having the date on photos.

– Light meter: An elegant Zeiss Ikon Ikophot. I use it all the time to train my light reading capability. Love the small size and leather case.


Write me if you’re shooting film and you live near Bern. _[email protected]


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Akira. A setup I wish I had been able to use at 17.
Check it out and make sure you come and comment.

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