What a National Geographic photographer keeps in his bag

December 22, 2013

Artifacts is a series about physical items that have meaning to photographers in the field. The items are styled, shot, and described by the photographers themselves.

National Geographic photographer Tomas van Houtryve claims that “probably 85 percent of the photos in my portfolio were taken with a fixed 35mm lens.” The same could be said about my own portfolio—though, unlike Tomas, I don’t have the luxury of using a beautiful black Leica M (though Zack Arias claims that Fuji is the new Leica.)