In your bag No: 1166 – Max Heimann


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1166, Max Heimann
With some floating devices and a spoon amongst the gear in this bag, I can certainly say this is one of the more random bag shots we have had. Check it out.

Hej! My name is Max Heimann, German photographer and hunter of the weird. I enjoy the inspiration I get from the “In my bag” stories so much that I could not resist to share my own bag and story with you!

It all began on my first trip overseas in 2010. I flew to Tokyo and my first night was exactly like the movie “Lost in Translation”: heading to Shibuya in a taxi, neon lights flashing past my eyes, partying, Hanami in the park. I bought my first DSLR in Kyoto next to a 9h cubicle hotel to document what I was experiencing. At this point I was not even paying attention to what I was doing, only shooting randomly at beautiful seeming things. A true friend taught me apertures and the art of seeing, later on.

Since then I am always searching, looking, looking for that special, unordinary subject. My work as a Sports Photographer brought me the technical knowledge that I yearned for. I now could control my DSLR blindly. However, it sped up my workflow so much that I became unhappy when shooting for fun in my free time.

So the medium format found its way into my life: Yashicamat 124G freaked my rusty viewing experience – I love it! I use Portra 400, but am trying out new films soon. Suggestions anyone?

The Nikon F75 SLR shoots cheap film from the supermarket – a Fuji noname. I put black tape on the Nikon logos and let my partner sew up the strap with black fabric. I found that people react negatively to all the logo mania. This effect is reversed when using the Yashicamat 124G – people want a photo so bad. I would love to hear from peoples experiences regarding that subject.

In my Tatonka hiking backpack:

A pair of floaties – the next object for a portrait series. Collected at an abandoned fun park in Berlin

Nikon F75 with 50mm f1.4G – lightest Nikon SLR and a true secret

Yashicamat 124G – makes me feel excited like a complete novice

Contax T2 – read so much about this camera on JCH and found it in the camera store the next day. I was powerless.

Ipod Classic – Erlend Oye’s new album

Spoon – essential

Flashlight – Got lost in the jungle once and the only thing keeping me from falling to sure death was the pop up flash from my Nikon D90. I always carry a torch. Always.

Not included: Notebook, Kefir drink.

Links: Photos and stories in German

Thank you Bellamy!

Thanks for the bag shot, Max. I think that is the first time we have had some floating armbands in a bag, at least as far as I can recall.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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7 comments on “In your bag No: 1166 – Max Heimann”

    Alex_M_V April 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm / Reply

    this was a great read. lovely photography on your site.

    ZDP-189 April 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm / Reply

    The water wings are in case the apocalypse comes in the form of a tsunami, presumably?

    alexctrl April 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm / Reply

    Nice bag! I think I know exactly the store where you bought your first DSLR. I stayed in that 9 Hours capsule hotel last year and remember looking in the store next to it. It was a really unique hotel, did you stay there too?

      Max April 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm /

      Hej Alexctrl. It was a very weird experience sleeping in these “honey combs”, how did you feel about it? I enjoyed the weird object photography on your website!

    Preston April 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm / Reply

    I like that yashica mat! I enjoyed your photos.

    Jonathan Warrilow April 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm / Reply

    haha this is amazing.

    I always get so jealous over peoples bags and kit. This one especially. I used to own a Yashica 124G but i found i rarley used it because of the light meter.

    Ill for sure have to remember the spoon. Your onto something there.

    Max April 23, 2015 at 12:29 am / Reply

    Hej Jonathan, I bought mine and did not use it a lot. When I switched to digital full frame I got so bored with it that I grabbed the Yashicamat again. It is magical, I just got back my first roll of Velvia 50 in 6×6!
    Why did you not like the lightmeter?

    I enjoyed your (?) ExplorersClub Website. It is beautiful and I love the overall feel behind everything. Do you have a flickr?

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