I'm a bagahollic
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine|January 2022
Finding the right bag can be a real headache, however, for some photographers it can be a lot more than just a chore – how about a quest?
Tom Mason

Hello, my name is Tom, and I'm a bagaholic.

They say admittance is the first step on the road to recovery, but when it comes to my bagaholism (I don't know if that's a word, but if not, it should be), I'm not so sure. You see, I like bags and I'm not afraid to say it. Now I don't like them in an odd way, you know, like some of those people you see featured on a Louis Theroux documentary on Channel 4. Instead it's more of an obsession in finding the right solution to help me carry, organize and sort my spiralling camera gear collection. The problem, however, is finding that perfect bag isn't so easy.

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