I recently had the pleasure of partaking in a profile with ONA, my favourite camera bag maker. I discuss a couple of my most loved books, music, and humble musings on life, while on a little film adventure with the Savannah, a spruce compact crossbody, perfect for those smaller film or mirrorless cameras—the newest member to my ONA collection. Take a gander, if you are keen.
ONA bags have been at my side as my trusted travel companions for nearly five years now. ONA designs are not only elegant and pragmatic, but the breadth of the company's philosophy—the mission to foster community and empower creatives, is sincerely inspiring and deeply resonates with me. One collaboration with ONA that I am thankful for is the The Prince Street from two years ago. It has since ventured with me across the country from NY to LA to across the ocean to Europe and I look forward to creating many more incredible memories with ONA in the future.
In Swahili, the word ona (pronounced ō'na) means, 'to feel,' 'to believe,' and 'to experience with the eyes.' This is the essence of photography and style. — ONA Bags
A few weeks ago, ONA launched See the World in a New Light, a new campaign aimed to showcase and bolster new voices. ONA will allocate $10 from every bag sold to their new Storytelling Fund, a new project to act as a support system to help cultivate the endeavours of photographers and independent artists. The Fund will partner with organisations like 100 Cameras and Women Photograph, who recently declared that their first three $2500 grants will be presented to budding female documentary photographers this coming summer. The Fund will further support several projects selected by the ONA community. When you support ONA, you help strengthen the creative community. For more information, please visit the ONA Blog.