In your bag number 139, Niklas Josefsson
Todays bag is from a young yet passionate photographer from Germany. And wait…is that a gameboy? Wow, I have not seen one of those for a while. Check it out…

Hey folks, hey Bellamy,

I’m Niklas Josefsson from Germany. I’m 17 years old ( some may say too young to have a real clue about photography) but I’m passionate about it. I started with photography about 2 years ago. I went through a couple of DSLRs, Nikon aswell as Canon, but it never felt right. After watching Week’s ‘Documenting the human condition’ and reading his .pdf ( he should be payed by Leica; most effective ad they ever will get…) I bought my Leica.

Saying I shoot ‘life’ seems pathetic, but it’s the only description I could think of. I can’t have my camera with me all the time, but I’m trying. Street Photography kind of became my passion. Sadly I am slow and lazy if it comes to developing my rolls…

The stuff on the picture is everything ( besides a 80l backpack for clothes) I carried with me on my holiday trip. Carrying this stuff everyday is a pain, but I had to. I’m describing the stuff clockwise.

The bag I am using is a normal bag I use everyday. I figured out that I don’t need a special camera bag.

One of my travel lectures. I like reading the LFI, because of the fantastic pictures, but it is just a very expensive ad for Leica…

An old Nissin flash. Loaded with normal, weak batteries. I’m only using it for portraits of friends. I’m not a fan of flash photography.

A roll of Portra 400 ( my prefered color film) and a roll of APX100 ( my prefered B/W film). The only rolls i have left from the trip.

My beloved M6. It’s from 1985, haven’t been to Solms since then. I love this camera and I will keep it for the rest of my life ( even though my meter is broken…). I’m currently saving up for a Leica glass, but the 35mm Nokton is giving me satisfying results aswell.
( The sock is my case for the Leica. I know, kind of stupid, but I don’t like leather cases)

I like Instagram. ‘Nuff said.

I absolutely have know idea how to call this thing. I’m using it when I’m to lazy to roll a smoke by myself. The Zippo connects to this.

David Bailey’s ‘Look’. Very interesting portraits, but not my style.

Sketching book, a Parker pen and sketching fine liner. Sketching is my second passion.

JPod by Douglas Coupland. The weirdest, but most hilarious book I’ve ever read.

A GameBoy is the best way of encountering boredom.

My 3 year old netbook. Had seen more abuse than the Leica, but it can’t take it… I think I need an update, a Macbook would be nice.

I’m not updating my sites very frequently, but I got some negs’ waiting for beeing scanned.


So, thanks everyone for looking in my bag


Thanks for sharing your bag and your thoughts Niklas. I love the sock case for the camera, that is awesome. Don’t knock yourself, keep on shooting and stay positive about what you do, you have a bright future ahead. Check out Niklas’s links and make sure you comment to earn your Camera Karma.

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