My life mission to find the most meaningful things, people and events is long and continually expanding. From meeting inspiring heroes to finding the perfect light for a shoot, I’m always searching and scribbling down my finds before I lose those thoughts. On this list is also finding the best camera bags for my field work and travel.
I’m very particular when it comes to finding camera bags, particularly when it comes to my shooter bags that I need to access so much during busy events or field work. Most of the time, I customize my own shooter bags and make it unique, yet functional. Fashionable shooter bags or pricey camera bags that scream of me being a photographer with expensive gear are those that I avoid immediately. The last thing that I want is to draw attention to my gear and who I am and what I’m doing, particularly when I’m traveling.
I want to have my gear within reach, be discreet and just be a witness to what goes on around me when I photograph.
Finding the best bag that fulfills the technical need is half the battle, the other half is finding a bag that has purpose and meaning. I think I found a shooter/travel camera bag that I’ve been searching for so long. It’s the Temple Swiss Bread Bag.
When I first saw this bag, I fell in love with the design and styling. When I saw the message from the founder of the company, I was immediately sold to everything they do and the bags that they produce.
I saw the two videos about the bags and the one with the founder talking about the mission of the bags threw me across the room like a tornado. I was so blown away at the story of the bags, the search for the recycled material from brave soldiers and the handmade, commitment to these bags.
I’m so inspired by their story. Each bag is made of re-purposed military material and there is a story behind every bag. This Swiss Bread Bag has my name written all over it.
Please watch these videos to understand why I’m so inspired and excited to have found a camera bag that has purpose and meaning.
You’ll understand why I will always support crafters like these. And no, this is not a paid endorsement. I just believe in their story and what they do.
“Temple is about the hero in all of us, it’s about our longing to do something that matters, it’s about our need for adventure and how we’re all on this journey together…..”
Thank you to my friend Krysta from EvilChefMom.com for turning me on to Temple.