In your bag No: 1689 – Amin Habbal

Amin knows how to enjoy his time between jobs with this handsome daily tote

Hi, my name is Amin Habbal. I am a 32 year old living in Montreal. I first started with photography when I was in college but never really took it too seriously as I was working in the music industry at the time. I used to produce and DJ full time primarily creating trance music which can be found here . I quit work in February of 2017 and took up photography for fun. I instantly fell in love with street photography. I have been happily unemployed for 3.5 years now and have been taking photos ever since.

I am a minimalist and like to keep things as simple as possible. You will rarely see me with a collection of lenses for a particular camera although I do like to collect cameras. This is what I currently carry in my bag.

The bag: The current bag I use is a cheap but high quality leather aliexpress bag. The bag has no labels and does not scream rob me. It’s just large enough to carry everything I need plus more and small enough not to be checked in when I enter shops.

I carry a Ricoh GR1 film camera as my main camera which I over paid for but looks like new.

I also carry a Nikon S2 with a 50mm 1.4 lens. I picked this camera up from my dealer (not what you think) at a steal of a price and in fabulous condition too.

The films I use are Tri-x and Portra 400 although lately I have been shooting Cinestill 800t and 50d.

I carry around a German made sketch book and inking pen which I use to jot down randomness.

A mini portfolio in a leather case my friend gave me.

A pocket Manfrotto tripod.

some snacks.

Id’s and business cards.

I have a photo blog which I try to update on a regular basis. You can view my photos on my blog at


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