We’re back (as promised in our post from May 1) with Camera Club Los Angeles (CCLA) and some cool images of a photographic artist – shot by photographic artist – while carrying our newly launched Photo Sport Shoulder travel camera bag series.
Both photographers are part of CCLA, a pop-up gallery space for emerging and mid-career artists who work in the photographic arts. CCLA provides spaces for group shows, auctions, critiques and lectures within the city of Los Angeles. Photographer Jacquelyn Drayton (we love her impressions of the bag on the hiking trails of LA’s famous Griffith Park) is the owner and creative director of CCLA.
Photographer (and model in these images) Janna Ireland had her worked featured in the most recent CCLA show, Myths. An MFA candidate in the Department of Art at UCLA, Janna presented her thesis project, The Spotless Mirror, at UCLA’s New Wight Gallery in April. She holds a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU. And she’s heading back to NYC soon. “I move a lot, and my work is often about getting to know a place through photographs,” she said.
Here’s what she said about the Photo Sport Shoulder 18L model she tested out:
“My favorite thing about this bag is that it doesn’t look like a camera bag! I don’t always feel safe walking around with a bag that advertises the fact that there’s a camera inside. This bag isn’t shaped like a traditional camera bag, and the Lowepro logo is very discreet.
I usually shoot indoors with lots of lights, and when I’m out shooting on a hike or camping trip, I want to bring as little with me as possible (one camera body, one lens), so I like the small bag.”
Our thanks to Janna and Jacquelyn. We appreciate their enthusiasm for testing out a new bag and are inspired by their work in the photographic fine arts. If you enjoy photography with a fresh, modern, moody and irreverent take on life, check out one of their shows. Next up, i Heart Boy at Contact Photo Lab Los Angeles on Friday, June 21 from 8 to 11pm.