In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrissey


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In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrissey
Joe shares with us not so much of a bag really. In fact I think this one is going to prove rather controversial with some of you guys. Is this really a camera bag at all? Still, it is what Joe uses to shoot, so check it out.


This is the contents of my “camera bag”.
In truth, i don’t use one, but theres a good reason for that, I primarily shoot with an iPhone.
I guess my “bag” would be my pocket…

I love shooting with my Fuji X100, but even a camera that is promoted as being so portable, is an inconvenience for me.
I like to capture the moment and being prepared for every moment, isn’t the easiest thing to do.

As they say, “The best camera is the one that’s with you” and if you have your Leica M6 is with you, then use it!
But my iPhone always happens to be with me, so it will always be the best.

In my bag, we have:

iPhone 6 Plus: A recent upgrade, I’ve used iPhones for photography since the 3GS and I like to stay on top of the tech.

Beats urbeats headphones: Aside from listening to music while shooting, they’re perfect cover for have your phone pointed at people. Also good for remote shutter action.

Moment Lenses (18mm Wide & 60mm Telephoto): In my opinion, Moment make the best add-on glass for iPhone. The wide angle lens has very little fallout or curve distortion and the telephoto makes up for the lack of optical zoom. Sturdy lenses with a bayonet mount.

iPad Mini (With case by Takeover UK): Essential for on the go editing. A little more redundant since my upgrade to the larger screened iPhone 6 Plus, but I’m including it as it has been part of my “essentials list” for a few years now and I’m yet to phase it out completely.

If anyone wants to see what kind of photos a bag like this produces, please check out my work at the following:

Good day to you all, thanks for reading!

Joe Morrissey

Thanks for sharing that with us, Joe. A camera bag for the next generation.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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10 comments on “In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrissey”

    Mark April 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm / Reply

    I am an old film shooter but apart from the iPad what I see here is a pretty perfect three lens kit and even more portable than my ancient Leica III. So FWIW it gets my vote as an appropriate “in my bag”.

    Jorge Branco April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm / Reply

    I like it, for everyday purposes, why not? I imagine that if you go out with the purpose of making a specific photo assignment you break out the X100 or you wouldn’t have it. So my vote is yes as well, this is definitely a pretty cool and compact photo bag. What’s the editing software you use on the iPad?

    Frank April 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm / Reply

    Hi Joe,

    I guess you will get some bad comments on not using a proper camera, but what the heck. The iPhone is very capable, and as you say, you have it always with you. If it suits you and gives you good results (and I see very good pictures on your site..) , it’s the perfect camera for you.

    I use my iPhone as my only digital camera for the moment, until GAS hits again. The rest is done with film cameras.

    Thanks for your interresting ‘bag’ ;-)

    My Flickr:

    Damien April 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm / Reply

    The smartphone is today what the electronic SLR was in the 80’s. Everybody has one, but few know what it is capable of (and actually, I admit I don’t). I am a 99,9% film user myself, but I am very glad to see and read about projects that explore the new world of possibilities offered by such seemingly mundane tools.
    Thanks to JCH as well for stepping aside and publishing that kind of “bags” from time to time. It is a fresh addition to the more conventional M6, Billinghams and Tri-X entries that we “alternative shooters” mostly come to see here.

    Leandro April 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm / Reply

    I’m with you. I’m a guy with a severe backpain and I can’t take with me a proper bag, so I usally take with me only my Yellow iPhone 5C, my glasses and headphones: lightness first of all!
    Recently I used to take with me only a camera a while, at least some film rolls.
    Bags are cool and useful, but I always try to travel lighter as possible.


    Adrien April 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm / Reply

    Just use whatever works for you.
    The camera is just a tool and whether you are in love with it or not is entirely up to you, as long as you take it out of its storage cabinet.

    Rafal April 26, 2015 at 12:04 am / Reply

    Joe, Nice photos. I been lately using IPhone more for exact reason.
    Do you mind to share with us which App you like most for taking photos and post processing.


    Alex_M_V April 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm / Reply

    i really like alternative bags like this. there are no rules to photography (other than physics).

    Chad Ivan May 4, 2015 at 6:58 am / Reply

    Whose to say what form of camera is the right one? Cellphone cameras have come a long way and are continuing to evolve for the better.
    I was really impressed with the quality of photos my iPhone 4s took.

    I’m also trying to carry light. My messenger bag would hold both my 5D Mark II and any one of my SLRs and that would kill my shoulder and back. Nowadays I tote just my SLR in a slim bag and keep my Nexus 6 in my pocket – I am amazed with the quality the phone’s camera puts out!!

    Keep on shooting!

    iGlad May 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm / Reply

    l won’t knock it too much as it’s not really a bag but hey the iPhone and a great Chinese photo app called Lemeleme was one of the reasons l got back into photography again. My iPhone 4 or HTC M8 is my camera of last resort as l don’t always carry a film camera with me.

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