In your bag No: 1563 – John Vasquez

After many a trial and error the red dots gave John the most satisfaction in his minimal setup.

Hey all, my name is John and I’m a photographer in the Bay Area (soon moving to Portland). Awhile ago, I had a all kinds of cameras and bags cycling through my hands on an almost weekly basis. Only recently was I truly comfortable and happy of my current setup. You know when you have that “This is it” feeling? well I’m happy to say that this is it. I mainly shoot street and contemporary still photography. I use all kinds of films but mainly find black and white as my main color medium. So with that out of the way, here is my what’s in my bag!

  • Domke fx-5: I love this bag. Small and straight to the point. Only carry whats necessary.
  • Leica M4-p w/ 50mm summicron collapsible: Only 3 words to describe this camera and lens; classic, raw, and rugged. I mainly shoot black and white with this setup.
  • Leica Minilux: To me, this is the finest point and shoot camera (Besides the T3). Tactile shutter button and amazing auto mode. Also insanely fast flash. I would buy this camera again and again. I love it that much.
  • Sekonic L-308s: Companion to the m4-p
  • Notebook
  • Zeiss wipes and cleaning cloth
  • Ziplock bags for film.

Not pictured: Leica motor m and of course FILM!

Thanks for looking guys

Thanks for sending us your bag shot John, care to share any of your work from that sweet glass?

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