In your bag No: 1359, Emil Raji
Emil has a very nice bag for us today. Simple and straightforward, with a couple of great classic cameras. This is a great way to start the week. Check it out.

Hi my name is Emil, I’m currently 22 years old and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I’ve probably been shooting for about a little over a year now.

I typically shoot the bessa (with the 35mm f2.5 color-skopar) with bulk loaded hp5 in used canisters I get from my local film developer. I got the camera about 5 months ago and have probably shot around 60 rolls with it so far. It was in much better condition cosmetically when i got it, and I do plan on upgrading to a leica someday but maybe only after I run this guy down to the ground.

The Pentax K1000 with 50mm f2 is a loaner from my friend and fellow Perth street photographer Justin Tan-Torres ( I borrowed it as I was really missing the 50mm focal length and that I was doing a photo project that required the bessa with my partner, Toronto based Nadia Rompas (, who is also a photographer.

The bag I sometimes lug around just to keep film and other things in, I typically carry my camera handheld at all times, or even walk around without a bag at all. The bag itself is just something incredibly generic from k-mart. I don’t think I’ll ever get a proper camera bag. The colour film I recently got online for a decent price, colour is by no means my strong point but it’s something I’ve been experimenting with as of late.

I shoot what’s around me for the most part, my approach is more of a visual diary of sorts I suppose. My aesthetic is rather informed by street photographers, but I’m starting to try and shoot more personal themes than seek out strangers to photograph on the streets though I will probably always do that from time to time. My heroes include but are not limited to Eggleston, Masahisa Fukase, and Trent Parke.

My main outlet of creativity has been music in the past, I really wished I had started photography sooner. And much like my music my photography seems to come from a similar place of catharsis. That being said I’m deeply in love with the medium and unlike music the results are almost immediate. Though projects that do actually matter do require time for both.

Hit me up on these links and feel free to add me on Facebook especially if you’re in Perth (hahaha):





Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Emil. Looks like you need a handy film case :)
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