Update—October 5: Thank you to everyone for their interest in the ONA x JCH Bowery. Our web store has sold out, however the collaboration will be available in select stores in the EU and Australia beginning later this month. We will post a running list of stores here in the coming weeks.
Last week at Photokina 2018, ONA was proud to announce our limited edition collaboration with Bellamy Hunt, the Tokyo-based founder of Japan Camera Hunter, who sources vintage film cameras for photographers around the world, produces his own 35mm film, and manages his eponymous online hub for analog enthusiasts. Fittingly, the ONA x JCH Bowery features a number of modifications to ONA’s best-selling style worldwide with the film street photographer in mind:
- Matte black solid brass hardware that will wear-in overtime to reveal the brass underneath, similar to the contact points of a vintage camera.
- Three elastic “bandolier” loops to hold film canisters on the bag strap.
- Two interior slip pockets for film, batteries, or other small accessories.
- A zippered back pocket for additional security.
- An all-black interior.
“I wanted a shoulder bag, as I only carry one camera and a few items,” Hunt says. “But one that is simple, strong and geared towards the film shooter. The ONA Bowery was a great platform to start off with, but it needed some changes to suit my style.”
Bellamy Hunt, shot on JCH’s StreetPan 400 film, in Tokyo.
230 individually-numbered units have been produced worldwide, available exclusively in the US through onabags.com and select retailers in the EU and Australia, to be announced later this month.