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The Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store - "The Von" Blue Crocodile Camera Bag Orange Edging
 
 
     


A travel bag, for cameras. Designed by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin. Blue Croc with orange edging.

The Von "Blue Crocodile" Camera Bag/Document Bag

I love bags, and I have had many that I use as camera travel bags. From the excellent Billingham canvas bags to the expensive Hermes and Fendi bags.

A couple of years ago, I designed my own "The Von" camera travel bag with Italian designer Matteo Perin, and it's been the center of my travel bags since. It has the right size, the right compartments, it's stylish - and built to last a lifetime.

In fact, the first one I designed for myself was the "Blue Crocodile" camera bag you see here. It's an expensive piece, which is the material. Everything is the same as the Soft Calfskin versions, but the hand-painted croc material adds 10X to the price. If you love croc and have other pieces of croc, you know how it works, naturally. But for anyone who wonder why this bag is so much more, the answer is siply that it is the same bag as the Soft Calfskin, but in croc.

An elegant and simple carry-on bag made for 2-4 Leica M cameras with 4 lenses and accessories. Also fits 16" MacBook and/or reflector. Adjustable shoulder strap. eight pockets inside and one zipped compartment. Comes with to-die-for handmade insert with adjustable compartment. Insert can be taken out and the bag can act as a weekend or document bag.

 


A customer in Hong Kong who has been a Hermes client for many years, wrote us back, "I am really impressed by the bag. I have been using it on my European trip, and even had it on me for a hike in the Swiss alps. It is really Hermes quality and a bit sturdier I think. Well done! I also got positive comments from people I met.


I like simple things

 
  Our artisans in Verona, Venica and Milano in Italy are family workshops that have been doing leather work for generations.

The simpler it is, the harder it is to make. To obtain the exact design, style and usability I wanted, we had to continue to work on the details. "It's ready when it is right," was the slogan through countless prototypes, drawings and tests of "The Von" that were first introduced in 2017 and tested through my travel to more than 50 countries since.

In most product designs these days, there are a lot of useless things added that complicate, or there are ways of doing things the wrong way for the right reasons. Things are seldom put to test in the real world by the people the product was intended for.

The sole reason I make camera bags, desk blotters, camera straps and other products was always that I wanted something in a certain way, and it didn't exist. So I had it made for me. As a general rule, I want simplicity, and it has to have out-of-this-world quality at the same time. And if something is awesome and works, it has to last for a lifetime. That's the simple philosophy.

 

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The Von "Blue Croc"


An elegant and simple carry-on bag made for 2-4 Leica M cameras with 4 lenses and accessories.

Also fits 15" MacBook and/or reflector. Adjustable shoulder strap. eight pockets inside and one zipped compartment. Comes with to-die-for handmade insert with adjustable compartment. Insert can be taken out and the bag can act as a weekend or document bag.

Soft Italian Burgundy calfskin leather and a matching adjustable shoulder strap. The inside, with hand-painted orange edging to make it special, and "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" stamped inside so as to whisper inspiration to you in the morning. That's all.

41 x 11.5 x 31 cm
(16 x 4.5 x 12 inches)

 

  Special edition:  
 

 

The Von
"Blue Croc"
Camera Bag


Preorder and expect delivery
to be 2-3 months. mail thorsten@overgaard.dk for info.

#TheVonBlueCroc

$44,000.00

 
 

Specifications:

Blue Croc with Orange Edging details, Alcantara inside.

Attachable shoulder strap 110 - 122 cm (44 - 48 inch adjustable) in croc with orange edging.

With The Von Insert: An "Always Wear a Camera" adjustable and removable light-weight insert of Alcantara.

Four document/passport/filter pockets and one zipped large compartment.

Five metal studs in bottom.

 


A travel bag for Thorsten von Overgaard for 4 lenses, 2-4 Leica M cameras, a folded 32" reflector, batteries, chargers, hard drives, etc.
A travel bag for Thorsten von Overgaard for 4 lenses, 2-4 Leica M cameras, a folded 32" reflector, batteries, chargers, hard drives, etc.

 

The Von Insert



The light-weight adjustable insert made of Alcantara is a removable insert and comes with the Von bag.

When used in the bag, there still remains space in the ends (to the left and right) for hard drives, chargers, etc.

There is also space on the front and back for a reflector or a laptop.

There is also space above the insert for a sweater, newspaper or whatever else you may want to carry in the bag. See here how it works.

It comes with The Von bag, but can also be bought individually (14 x 3.5 x 9") to use as an insert in any designer bag like Louis Vuitton iCare (14") / Steamer MM (18"), Goyard Ambassade (17"), Gucci, Fendi Pekaboo 16.1", etc.
For a cheaper solution with similar functionality you can also use the Hadley Pro insert from Billingham ($110).

 

The shoulder strap

The Von comes with a matching shoulder strap which attaches to the bag, using durable and long-tested metal parts (looks pretty too). The strap is adjustable in length, intended for carrying the bag across your body, but you can also have it hanging off one shoulder.

 

Other Colors:

An elegant and simple carry-on bag made for 2-4 Leica M cameras with 4 lenses and accessories.
The Von "Blue Berlin"


Taupe Khaki Brown "Tokyo"


Burgundy Leather "Hong Kong"

The Von "New York" Camera Bag/ Document Bag
Black:"New York"


Brown Waterporoof Suede Leather with Sueded Croc details "Kyoto"

 

 

The inside story

The inside of a bag is for you to enjoy, and it should remind you through its quality and aesthetics that this bag was made for your pleasure and long-term use. I’ve always judged a bag on its inside quality: this is where the craftsmanship shows. The interior is for me what the bag “really is" rather than just a pretty exterior to look at.

Eight pockets (four on each side) for passports, business cards, notebooks. The pockets are flat and don't take up any space when not in use, but allow for rather bulky things in them, when used. They don't take up any space but give you lots of space for organizing and storage.
Eight pockets (four on each side) for passports, business cards, notebooks. The pockets are flat and don't take up any space when not in use, but allow for rather bulky things in them, when used. They don't take up any space but give you lots of space for organizing and storage.

Two pen holders large enough for fountain pens.
Two pen holders large enough for fountain pens.

One zipped large compartment for cables, card reader, memory stick, WhiBal cards and all the loose parts you don't want to have floating around somewhere else.
One zipped large compartment for cables, card reader, memory stick, WhiBal cards and all the loose parts you don't want to have floating around somewhere else.

The Von is made to live in, you can tell it can't wait to take good care of your cameras.


 

 

 

All my bags have the inscription "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" upon them. Because, that's what it is about. A lifestyle of traveling and photographing, always creating aesthetic photographs. The label also reads, "Handmade in Italy of the finest materials, by the finest people, for the most awesome people in the world".
All my bags have the inscription "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" upon them. Because, that's what it is about. A lifestyle of traveling and photographing, always creating aesthetic photographs. The label also reads, "Handmade in Italy of the finest materials, by the finest people, for the most awesome people in the world".

 

The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Camera Bag by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin

Throw it around: This bag is made for use over many years in the real world. It may be a fashion statement, but it's made for being thrown in and out of cars, dragged through airports, getting bumped in the overhead compartment, stacked on a trolley, handled by bellboys, and all that. The things inside keep protected and organized, and the bag is made so as to be patient to abuse, intended to last a lifetime. The harder you use it, the more patina it will get, but it will hold together and be yours forever.



The Von "Blue Croc" and another sueded croc model we made for a gentleman in the US. You can specify any colors and details you like, the bag is handmade for you.


Detail of the handle of The Von Camera Bag

Drop it like it's hot. Five metal studs under the bag so you can park it on the floor in the airport or anywhere else without smudges or water getting into it from the bottom.
Drop it like it's hot. Five metal studs under the bag so you can park it on the floor in the airport or anywhere else without smudges or water getting into it from the bottom.


Hand-stitched handles.

A zipper opens all the way so you can easily get stuff in and out of the bag. Notice in this picture, the space above the insert that allows for a newspaper, sweater, jacket or other extras.
A zipper opens all the way so you can easily get stuff in and out of the bag. Notice in this picture, the space above the insert that allows for a newspaper, sweater, jacket or other extras.

The Von without shoulder strap attached
The Von without shoulder strap attached

 

The Von with shoulder strap attached
The Von with shoulder strap attached


The Von Blue Croc Camera Bag and The Von 24hr Jetsetter Bag.


Also available in soft calfskin and other materials.

 

"It's ready when it is right" is our philosophy, and everything is made for me first, used for a long while, adjusted and used again, then put into production. When it’s right, it’s ready.
"It's ready when it is right" is our philosophy, and everything is made for me first, used for a long while, adjusted and used again, then put into production. When it’s right, it’s ready.

 

Designed by
Matteo Perin and Thorsten Overgaard

Matteo Perin lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" brand ready-to-wear products.
Matteo Perin
lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" ready-to-wear products.


Thorsten Overgaard travels the world taking photographs, teaching photography and writing books. He enjoys well-designed and practical things, such as Leica cameras, and enjoys fashion. When he is not happy with what exists, he makes his own things with Matteo Perin. Designed by Matteo Perin with Thorsten von Overgaard.


   

Other stuff I made for myself, you can buy:

Leica M10-P Safari with "Yosemite" black camera strap. Leica M10-P Silver with "Concorde" black camera strap.
Leica M10-P Safari with "Yosemite" camera strap. Leica M10-P Silver with "Concorde" camera strap.

 

Silver ventilated shade on the Leice 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE and Leica M 240 Safari camera.
More great design: Also check out the ventilated shades for Leica and other lenses designed by Thorsten Overgaard here.

 

The Camera Pouch and Photography Acessories Pouch
"ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" 
By Thorsten von Overgaard
The Camera Pouch and Photography Acessories Pouch "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" By Thorsten von Overgaard

 

The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Document Carry-On By Thorsten von Overgaard
The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Document Carry-On By Thorsten von Overgaard

 

The Von Mini Messenger camera bag for walkabout.
The Von Mini Messenger camera bag for walkabout.

 


The Von 24hr Jetsetter bag come sin calfskin and croc as well.

 

My Desk Blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective.
My Desk Blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective.

 

 

 


         
         
         
         
     
   
   
   
     
         


 

 

   


 
     
     

 

 


 

 

"Always Wear
a Camera" Microfiber Cloths

"Always Wear a Camera" by Thorsten von Overgaard. The ventilated shade always comes with one, bnut if you want extras, order here.

#CLOTH

Ships internationally. Usually arrives within ten days.

$20.00 (for two)

Number of shades including freiight
 

 

Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store (logo)
Hardware for Photography:
1. Ventilated Shades
2. Computer Shade for MacBook Pro
3. Second-hand Leica Cameras & Lenses
 
Software for Photography:
1. Lightroom Presets
2. Capture One Styles
 
Leather Products Handmade in Italy:
1. Camera Strap "Yosemite"
2. Camera Strap "Concorde"
3. Camera Pouches
4. The Von Camera Bag
5. The Von MAXI SL2 Camera Travel Bag
6. The Von MINI SL2 Camera Day Bag
7. The Von Soft II Camera Bag
8. The Von Mini Messenger Walkabout
9. The Von Cuba 55 Duffle Bag
10. The Von 24hr Travel Bag
11. Empire Hardsided Thrunks (coming)
12. Computer and iPad Sleeves
13. The Von Document Clutch
14. Desk Blotters
15. Black Cashmere Sweaters (coming)
16. Black T-shirts
 
 
Signed Original Prints:
Signed Original Prints by Overgaard
Signed Prints: The Raffles Connection
Signed Prints: The Salzburg Collection
Vintage Prints by others
 
Thorsten Overgaard Photography:
Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing
Commissioning Thorsten Overgaard
 
Online Photography Classroom:
Free Overgaard Webinar
TvO Complete Pack
Photography Books by TvO
Photography Extension Courses
Photography Video Masterclasses
 
Learn with Thorsten Overgaard
Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses
One-on-one with Thorsten Overgaard
 
Safe Travel and Lifestyle:
5G Protection Cards
Ozone Plus Sanitizing without Chemicals
 
Gallery Store Specials
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Also visit:

Overgaard Photography Workshops
Von Overgaard Gallery Store
Ventilated Shades by Overgaaard
Leather Camera Straps
Camea Bags
Calfskin Camera Pouches
iPad and Computer Clutches
Leather Writing Pads
Books by Thorsten Overgaard
Street Photography Masterclass
Leica Definitions
Leica History
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon f/3.4
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 40mm Summicron-C f/2.0
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
7artisans 50mm f/1.1
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25
7artisans 75mm f/1.25
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 90mm Summilux f/1.5
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
Leica Digilux 2

Leica M10
Leica M10-P

Leica M10-R
Leica M10-D
Pixii Digital Rangefinder
Leica M9, M9-P and Leica ME
Leica M 240
Leica M 240 for video
Leica M 262
Leica M-D 262
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M 246 Monochrom

Leica SL
Leica SL2
Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
Leica Q
Leica Q2
Leica CL
Leica TL2
Leica Sofort
Leica S digital medium format
Leica X
Leica D-Lux

Leica C-Lux

Leica V-Lux

Leica Digilux

Leica Digilux 1

Leica Digilux Zoom

Leica Digilux 4.3

Leica Digilux 3

Light metering
White Balance for More Beauty
Color Meters

Screen Calibration
Which computer to get
Sync'ing photo archive to iPhone
Lightroom Survival Kit
Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Capture One Survival Kit

Capture One Styles by Overgaard
Signed Original Prints by von Overgaard
The Story Behind That Picture
"On The Road With von Overgaard"

Von Overgaard Masterclasses:
M10 / M9 / M240 / Q / Q2 / TL2 /

 

 

Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

You can follow him at his television channel magicoflight.tv and his on-line classroom at overgaard.com

Feel free to e-mail to thorsten@overgaard.dk for
advice, ideas or improvements.


 

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