Update—October 5: Thank you to everyone for their interest in the ONA x JCH Bowery. Our web store has sold out, however the collaboration will be available in select stores in the EU and Australia beginning later this month. At the bottom of this post is a running list of stores that are stocking the bag.
Last week at Photokina 2018, ONA was proud to announce our limited edition collaboration with Bellamy Hunt, the Tokyo-based founder of Japan Camera Hunter, who sources vintage film cameras for photographers around the world, produces his own 35mm film, and manages his eponymous online hub for analog enthusiasts. Fittingly, the ONA x JCH Bowery features a number of modifications to ONA's best-selling style worldwide with the film street photographer in mind:
- Matte black solid brass hardware that will wear-in overtime to reveal the brass underneath, similar to the contact points of a vintage camera.
- Three elastic “bandolier” loops to hold film canisters on the bag strap.
- Two interior slip pockets for film, batteries, or other small accessories.
- A zippered back pocket for additional security.
- An all-black interior.
"I wanted a shoulder bag, as I only carry one camera and a few items," Hunt says. "But one that is simple, strong and geared towards the film shooter. The ONA Bowery was a great platform to start off with, but it needed some changes to suit my style."
Bellamy Hunt, shot on JCH's StreetPan 400 film, in Tokyo.
230 individually-numbered units have been produced worldwide, available exclusively in the US through onabags.com and select retailers in the EU and Australia, below.
Via Maestri Campionesi 25
Foto Massimo Vinera & C. SAS
Via Europa 47
Foto Ottica Cavour SRL
Via Fatebenefratelli 34/36
Fotoforniture Guido Sabatini SRL
Via Germanico 168/A
L'Angolo Della Fotografia Di Benedetti Daniele
Via Campagnola 17
Manerba Del Garda
Mcdigital Sas Di Milazzo Cristian
Via Grassi 14
New Old Camera SRL
Via Timavo 34
Via Clavature 9/D
Leica Camera Austria Gmbh
Miller Optik Gmbh
Meraner Strasse 3
Digitec Galaxus AG
Der Bilderfürst Fürth Gmbh&Co.Kg
Fotopioniere L@N Gmbh
Camera Tools B.V.
32 Momentum Place Off Nook Lane
Bamber Bridge - Preston Lancashire
DIGIDIRECT (All Stores)
Unit 1, 17-21 Bowden Street
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Spectrum Camera House (Brookvale)
Warringah Mall Shopping Centre
Brookvale 2100 NSW