Inside Andrew Kalashnikov’s Camera Bag!

Inside Andrew Kalashnikov’s Camera Bag!

Inside Andrew Kalashnikov's Camera Bag

ATTENTION – Send us your camera bags!

If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

Inside Andrew Kalashnikov’s Camera bag! (Bag No44)

Hello StreetHunters!

My name is Andrew, I’m from Ukraine. I grew up in a poor urban neighborhood located outskirts of the big city. That area abounds with interesting characters and moments of life that could be safely attributed to “decisive moments” according to Cartier-Bresson. My first camera Canon S80 was bought in high school and helped me in the first attempts to photograph these moments.

I was lucky enough to visit various European cities but most of the time I spend in my hometown. At some point I realized that it’s much more interesting to tell the story of my own hometown than any other city.

Now I’m shooting with Nikon DSLR. I’m a fan of Garry Winogrand‘s work and this was a good enough reason to buy 28mm prime. Great lens and I’m planning to move to full frame to use it rightly. And 50mm + 100mm primes for bokehlicious street portraits.

I prefer V’nox bags to camera-bags – better quality, more comfortable and practical, less of unwanted attention. Most of the time it’s a messenger bag, backpack while travelling.

My messenger bag contains:

Andrew Kalashnikov's Camera Bag


  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon 28 1.8 G. Fast focusing and very sharp wide angle lens with pleasing bokeh.
  • Nikon 50 1.8 AF-D
  • MC Kaleinar-5N 100mm F2.8. Old soviet manual glass. It’s very difficult to focus manually on moving people, but it totally worth it – this lens is capable of delivering a very nice old film look.
  • Canon PowerShot S80
  • Ziploc bags and rubber band – if it rains. Best waterproof case for me. It’s easy to use and dirt cheap.


Shoot more on the streets of your own hometown. If you live in a small and unknown city – maybe you’ll be the first who tell the unique story of your streets.



Rules of participation

Each person that submits the contents of his bag will also be allowed 150 words to describe her / him self to the rest of the Readers via the website pages! We will even allow one link, back to your website! It will be loads of fun! Why? Well, because we will start to get to know each other through these small 150 word descriptions and of course through the contents of each one’s bags! Now, when we say Camera Bag, it doesn’t have to literally be a bag. It could be a pouch, a backpack, pockets of a jacket, whatever. All we need is the list of all the contents and a photo of those contents on a wooden or carpeted (preferably) floor from above. What must be included in the email you send us? Here is the list of things you need to provide us with in order to have a valid entry:

  • 150 word description of yourself and your Street Photography quirks, habits, tips, whatever. 150 words MAX.
  • Photo of the contents of your bag and your bag next to those contents on a floor, shot from 90 degrees above. High quality, big size.
  • List of items included in your camera bag.
  • Link to your website OR blog OR facebook page OR GooglePlus page OR whatever.
  • A closing remark 20 words MAX. You can say for example something like Thank for letting me share the contents of my bag, now stop looking into my privates and go take some photos!

We thank you in advance for your participation and we are really looking forward to finding out what YOU are hiding in your camera bags! Send everything in at! Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

About “What’s in your camera bag Street Hunter!”

In June 2014  we started sharing the contents of the Camera Bag of one of you, one of our awesome Readers every week! All images and text in these posts are written by the Readers presenting their camera bags.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.