Packing one of my three 4x5 cameras (I use an old junker overseas), a reporter’s tripod, a few boxes of film, and a hand light meter--plus odds and ends like black tape and several Wratten neutral density filters--I have more camera gear in my backpack than clothes.

Here are carefully incidental pictures. I carry the camera everywhere, and the better pictures usually come out of ordinary, unplanned encounters.

A handful are below: France, England, Peru, Italy, California.