Between product and lifestyle photo shoots, we have plenty of chances to experiment with how much gear can fit in each ONA and how to style each bag. But we’re always inspired and impressed by how real-life ONA owners manage to make the bags work for them (keep sharing your photos with us on social media!), so we decided to highlight how some of our favorite photographers make their bag work for them.
Even in a world so obsessed with immediate tech gratification that we need digital detoxes, there are those who are committed to film photography as a career and as an art form. Eric Kelley, a film shooter who studied fine art photography, is one of them. He’s a talented wedding photographer who is able to blend his life easily with the things that he loves: he often works at weddings with his wife Lora, a stylist and make-up artist and the couple owns Para Coffee, a boutique coffee shop in Charlottesville. Even when indulging in his favorite “non-work” activities–traveling, spending time with his two children, cooking out with friends–we’re fairly certain he captures it all beautifully on film. We’re constantly envious of his ability to seamlessly integrate his love of film into his work and life.
What’s in Eric’s Antique Cognac Leather Bowery Bag:
What’s in Eric’s Dark Tan Astoria Messenger Bag:
- 2 Contax 645
- 2 5D Mark II
- Manfrotto 190 Tripod
- Canon 1V
- 24 mm 1.4
- 35 mm 1.4
- 50 mm 1.2
- 85 mm 1.2
- 70-200 2.8
- Contax – 80 mm + 45 mm
Note: photos of Eric were kindly taken by Elan Klein.