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‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

By Michelle Bird on April 3rd 2014

Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s creativity. But what if we could tap into another magician’s secrets? Would you dare to look inside?

Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler of MIJLO is allowing you to do just that, with his photo series titled “’Essentials’– peek into the bags of 100 global creatives to find out what they cannot live without.”

The project was to highlight Eckler’s Kickstarter project, which was funded late last year. His mission was to create a sustainable backpack. You can check out the Kickstarter project here.

So, who are all these creative folk you ask? Everyone from photographers, to artists, bloggers, editors, and designers are jumping on the bandwagon.

Eckler’s photo project not only shows us how vast the creative world can be, but it also lets us see how we strive to find originality and our own ingenious identity. Some people carry around their cameras, and telephoto lens, while others can’t live without Sriracha sauce or ping pong paddles.

View all 100 images of the project here.

What’s essential in your bag?

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Michelle Bird is a Southern California based freelance photographer and writer, with a strong focus on music, editorial and portrait photography. She is the founder and creative force behind the music+culture online blog Black Vinyl Magazine, and can often be found in the photo-pit shooting the latest concerts in town. She has a strong passion for art, exploring, vintage finds and most of all animals. Connect with her through Email,
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    My bag is too heavy now.

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  2. Anthony McFarlane

    I am a huge fan of “whats in my bag?” The best is the video you guys did with with the all of the coke cans. lol

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  3. Shannon

    I’m a creative director at a live event agency. My bag has 6 broken pens, two working pens, a notebook, a bunch of empty wrappers from Biscoff cookies stolen from the Delta Sky Club, astroglide and advil.

    In the category of agency realness!

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  4. Jonathan

    I really like the idea, but i guess it would be more honest to name it “Items i think they represent me and people will think i am very creative when they will see them” than “what’s in my bag” cause i doubt about the integrity of some stuff there if you try to fit them in the shown bag…

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  5. Gabriel D.

    It’s a photographer’s EDC.

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  6. josh

    wow, what a blatant ripoff of Jason Travis’ Persona series.

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  7. Elijah

    A deer head and slingshot… O.o

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  8. Alex Corona

    This is my bag:

    Except I got rid of the 104 for a metal bodied 100.

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