The 35mm focal length is the perfect all around lens for documenting my life as it happens. It's not too wide or too tight, it works for portraits and landscapes. The Zeiss 35mm f/2 Planar is a perfect match on the Contaxt because of it is small, so it easily fits in my bag, but the quality is still amazing.
I only shoot using this bag. The size is perfect for my Contax and headphones. Keeping it minimal and light weight is really important for me because I like to be able to walk for long bouts of time without the fatigue of something heavy on my back or being noticed for carrying something big. The soft leather and single compartment make it so comfortable and easy to access what I need at a moments notice.
Essential to my kit are my Sony WH 1000xm3 noise cancelling headphones. When I’m photographing, I become totally immersed in the visual experience — cutting out the aural, all of the noise of traffic, people chattering, planes, etc — allows me to really become one with the process. It’s very meditative. Sometimes I’ll put on my favorite playlist that either consists of Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, or Charlotte Gainsbourg if I’m feeling the need to set that particular cinematic kind of mood.
I’m an art director with a deep appreciation for photography, french new wave cinema, and modern typography. My love for photography began when I first saw Truffaut’s movie poster for The 400 Blows, with a very young Jean-Pierre Léaud pressing against a chain link fence.