In your bag No: 1644 – Jorge Carmigniani

These are the preferred tools of the trade for Jorge when he’s light stalking along the equator.

Nikon FE2 set with lenses inside a black camera bag with Kodak Portra 160 film

My name is Jorge Carmigniani, I’m a photographer based in Ecuador. My main interest is in documentary photography. My work develops around nature, mostly.

I try to find authentic manifestations of identity in everyday subjects. I don’t call myself a Travel Photographer, although is really easy to be one in this country.  You can travel from corner to corner in one day. It gives you the idea of how small and biodiverse we are. I live in Guayaquil, a port city within a gulf so there are a lot of vivid landscapes around here.

The urban development is notorious and yet precarious, I focus on rescuing that relationship we often despise and I try to connect it with some conservation values. The city is also surrounded by mangrove, humid forests among others ecosystems that are threatened by landlords, population growth and mine exploitation.

I explore these areas from time to time, you don’t want to encounter a stranger in those places, trust me. I choose film because complements my vision, I also shoot digital when I feel cheap.

This is my film setup:

  • Nikon fm2n
  • Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 ais
  • Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais
  • Nikkor 200mm f/4 ais
  • A sample of my favorite film and a rechargeable cartridge
  • My messenger bag
  • Victorinox Knife
  • Coin purse
  • Keys

My website:


Thank you Bellamy for supporting the film community!

Jorge Carmigniani


Thanks for sending us your bag shot Jorge. Haha “I shoot digital when I feel cheap” :)

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