David Burnett, a Washington DC-based photojournalism legend, has been a photo hero of mine since college. Back in my college days, he was always doing something different than everyone else. He was always trying something new, and I was a photojournalism student at Ohio University, and a proud Burnett fan.
A lot has changed since those early days of the late ’80s and early ’90s. But thankfully, Burnett hasn’t – he’s still innovating, still experimenting. Still pushing himself to go beyond the typical, the obvious, the routine.
In this really cool installment of “In The Bag,” I had the privilege of interviewing David Burnett, which gave me the perfect excuse to go looking through his bag. There should be no surprise that its loaded up with gear that helps to keep his creative energies flowing, his options open, and his innovation as impressive today as it was in my college days.
In this video, Burnett was packing 2 Canon EOS 5Dcameras. (That’s of the non-Mark II variety, in case you were wondering.).
Some of the items featured in the video include:
Pacemaker Speed Graphic camera (old school!!)