In your bag No: 1637 – Syrene Bartolome

Syrene caught the film bug from this gifted classic and has since never left her side.Hello my name is Syrene Bartolome from Southern California. I initially got my first camera, Sony a7s ii, to do more videography work but eventually found my way into shooting stills. After exploring photo for some time I was encouraged by a friend to try film and was gifted this Canon AT-1. Since then I’ve mainly been shooting analog and find myself enjoying trying different film stocks and collecting vintage cameras.

Besides portraiture, I enjoy shooting street photo during my travels and found this Minolta Hi-Matic AF while in Tokyo! Someday I hope to shoot portraiture for an apparel lookbook and exhibit my work at a creative space.

This is what I had in my bag during my travels to Tokyo and Manila earlier this year (missing rolls of Tri-X 400, Portra 400, and Superia X-Tra 400):

  • Canon AT-1
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Vivitar 28mm f/2.8
  • Canon Speedlite 177A
  • Minolta Hi-Matic AF
  • Dust Blower

Thanks Japan Camera Hunter!

Syrene Bartolome

Instagram: @dstrcto0o7

Thanks for sending us your bag shot Syrene, good luck on that lookbook!

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