In your bag No: 1338 – Joe Curzon


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In your bag No: 1338, Joe Curzon
Joe was meant to be number 1337, as that number is rather important to some code-y types. Unfortunately due to a glitch in the system (my terrible memory) he is number 1338. Sorry Joe. Still, he does have a rather nice bag.

I’m a hobbyist photographer. I live and work in London as a software developer.

Here’s my current bag set up. It’s a classic Domke F-803. I really love the rubber grip on the shoulder strap. No one seems to mention it that much. Inside the bag is divided into 3 sections.

I’m going through a Fuji Instax phase as the moment. I love how instant photography combines the tangibility of film, with the fact that you have the photo now. Like film photography, you’ve really got to make every shot count.
I started off with a Fuji Neo Classic 90. It’s a great conversation piece as people think it’s a digital camera at first glance, then they’re surprised to find out it’s actually an instant camera. Although I did find it a bit limiting as it’s mostly automatic.

Then I discovered the MiNT InstantFlex TL70. It’s Twin lens camera that uses Fuji Instant film. When I first found out about this camera, I pre-ordered it straight away but it kept getting delayed. They promised it in July/August and eventually shipped in October. It was worth the wait. It’s a quirky (in a fun way) camera. You’ve got a lot of manual control. There’s a top down view finder like other classic TLR cameras. The film even pops-up out of a gap near the top of the view finder.

I’ve also got a lens pen in my bag for this camera.

Also pictured is a Holga 135. It’s loaded with regular 35mm 400iso film. This was my gateway into film photography, so I still keep it about.

My keys / wallet / smart phone are normally in my coat pocket, not my bag, so aren’t pictured.
Also not pictured is my big stack of instant film.​

Thanks again!


Thanks for sharing your bag, Joe. Sorry we missed the magic number. That is a very cool Instantflex you have there.
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4 comments on “In your bag No: 1338 – Joe Curzon”

    Ben February 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm / Reply

    Hi Joe, interesting bag you have. As you I´m also fan of everything instant photography, but in most cases I shot with SX-70 and with new The Impossible Project films.
    But the Instantflex ist really nice – first I thought it was a joke, but no, it´s a real camera.
    How is the build Quality of the camera?
    Greets, Ben

    Joe Curzon February 5, 2016 at 2:31 am / Reply

    Thanks for featuring my bag Bellamy.
    I’ll have to find another fun number for my next bag in the future!

    Joe Curzon February 5, 2016 at 2:33 am / Reply

    Hello Ben,

    The build quality is good, it’s primarily plastic, but the top hatch is mostly metal.
    The lens are glass not plastic.



    Simon Kimber February 18, 2016 at 11:12 pm / Reply

    Loving the cameras, though its just cost me a lot of money. Was looking to buy a instant camera and was thinking about an Instax against an Impossible film. Liked the polaroid, but not the cost etc. Then I saw your Instant Flex TL70 and fell in love – manual focus / aperture control and the more reasonable film cost.

    Have just order the Instant Flex from Mint and expecting its delivery any day soon. Thanks

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