In your bag No: 1688 – Ignacio Crusoe

Always elated to see someone so young with such devotion to film, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age

My name is Ignacio Crusoe. I’m a 17 year old photographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I started film photography four years ago with a Minolta XG9 and a Konica Auto S2 which was a present from my grandfather. I really liked the way of shooting with a rangefinder as it suited me the best for street photography and travel photography. I still conserve those cameras but the camera that I carry with me almost all the time is a Leica M2.

Despite the fact that I’ve shot many rolls with the Hasselblad 500 EL/M, I can’t say much about it as I haven’t taken advantage of its full potential. I’ve used it to make portraits and landscapes, and I am pleased with the results, but I’m looking forward to starting a project with it.

I like shooting black and white film, especially Kodak Tri-X and T-Max 100, which I develop myself. I occasionally shoot colour for some specific projects. As it’s really hard to get fresh film in Argentina, most of my rolls are expired, so I store them in the fridge.

This is what I have in my bag:

  • Leica M2 with a 35mm Summaron f/2.8
  • Hasselblad 500EL/M with a Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 C
  • Gossen Luna-star F lightmeter
  • JCH 135 half case with 5 rolls of bulk loaded T-Max 100
  • 1 roll of Kodak Ektachrome (135)
  • 5 rolls of Kodak Portra 160 (120)
  • 1 roll of Kodak T-Max 100 (120)
  • Iphone X
  • Notebook and a pen

The bag I use is a Tenba bag. However, when I want to travel light, I just carry my Olympus mju with some rolls of film.

If you want to see my photos you can check out my website or my Instagram page.


Instagram: @ignaciocrusoe


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