In your bag No: 568, Andy Forbes
Hopefully everything is back on track now and we are ready to roll with another bag. And what a bag. Any brings us this gorgeous setup, rolling with some very cool film.

My name is Andy Forbes and have been shooting film since I was 8 years old and started using a darkroom when I was 10. I spent 40 years in the Royal Navy and took early retirement when I hit 55 so as to spend each and everyday photographing or in my darkroom. I live on the beach on the South Coast of England in the Dungeness area.

I shoot film 98% of the time and mainly Eastman Motion Picture film – Eastman Double-X (5222). My daily bag is a soft leather one that my wife got for me, in a local market, on a visit to her parents in France. The cameras are a Leica M2 and an MP. I prefer shooting with the 40mm lenses, a Summicron-C 40/2 and the Voigtländer Nokton 40/1.4 SC. I use incident metering.

Always in my shirt/jacket pocket is a Ricoh GR1v. More about me on my web site ‘Filmus-Monochromus‘ or on my daily Blog on Tumblr.”

Thanks Bellamy and I have just ordered a couple of those gorgeous black film cases.

Kind regards,


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“It’s a Leica Life”

Many thanks for sharing your bag with us Andy. I love the brassing on that M. Very cool.
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