In your bag No: 1549 – Chris Roe

Pockets are just small bags in your pants I guess, so Chris shows us how to go AMAP (as minimal as possible)

Hello, my name is Chris Roe from London U.K. I’ve been an avid reader of the ‘in your bag’ features and wanted to share my set up. Due to my hate of carrying more than is absolutely necessary this is more of a ‘in your pockets’ feature! Sometimes I well stretch to using a generic black backpack for longer trips but if I was venturing out into the city on a normal day my ‘daily carry’ would be the following.

– Olympus XA: My absolute favourite 35mm compact camera. Looks awesome and has sufficient manual control, coupled with a great little 2.8 zuiko! I find the rangefinder style focus a little challenging at times as the viewfinder is fairly small so usually just stick to infinity focus as this works just fine with the style of images I create. 

– Film: To prevent over stuffing my pockets with film I never get round to shooting, I stick to a simple rule of one roll in the camera and one spare. This means I have 72 exposures which is more than enough and is just fine to carry. 

– Anker 5000MAH USB charger: Perfect middle ground between portable and sufficient enough to keep my phone operational all day. I shoot video and do occasional live streams so despite owning an iPhone 7 Plus the battery drains quickly. The charger also keeps the next and final item in my carry topped up.

– Apple AirPods: Originally thought these were a little trivial when released but I found myself with ten sets of them when demand was high at the start of the year so the profits from selling 9 made these free! I have to say despite looking like: a man of the future/idiot (delete where appropriate) the lack of cable is great and the sound quality is good enough to mean I can fully zone out when I shoot! The little pill shaped case also fits in the small pocket inside the normal sized pocket (what is this actually for?) on my jeans and provides enough charge for 24 hours of playback. 

Thank you to Bellamy for allowing me to share whats in my pockets! If you would like to see more of what I get up to, you can find me on Instagram – or at my website –

Keep shooting! 

Thanks for showing us your pockets Chris. I wish i had more room in my tight hipster jeans ;)

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