If you're a photographer your bag is like your purse except 5 times bigger and 10 times heavier, and instead of lipstick and tampons you've got flashes and lenses tucked away in there. Basically, it's where you have all the essentials you lug around to ensure you come home with those keeper shots from the session.
But it almost seems like everyone has the exact same camera bag. It's actually really easy to mix up bags, I've nearly walked off with the wrong one several times. But in this monochromatic world of black camera bags, along comes Visualante, a collective of creative minds out of Stockholm that wants to shake things up by infusing their street, skate and snow roots into their products, bringing a big splash of color and quality to photo/film dawgs' proverbial camel humps. In fact, the Helgasons' filmer Thunder, aka Johannes Brenning, rocks Visualante bags so you know their shit is tight!Visualante (say it fast and you will get it) gear will be raining down like giant Skittles on the scene this fall with the release of all their bags, lenses and steady handles. But until then you can only dream of owning one of these ridiculously awesome bags. Or, actually, wait... Turns out Visualante wants to give away one of their special edition bags to one of you button pushers right now, before they are available to the general public!
To celebrate their Swedish heritage, Visualante are giving away the Vehm, their roomiest high-end bag, in blue with yellow accents just like the Sverige flag. Jippi! The Vehm is good for either a video camera or an SLR, includes top and front entry, deployable tripod carry system, customizable internal dividers, adjustable waist belt, vertical board carry system, deployable rain cover, padded laptop sleeve and able to cram 23 liters of time-snatching equipment inside, while only weighing in at about 2,2 kg. Even if you still don't have enough lenses to fill all those slots, I'm sure you can use 'em for stuff like beers or sandwiches for the riders.
So send your answers and any photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 22nd of June and this badass bag could be YOURS!
Visualante also makes those handy handles that make it so much easier to film with a DSLR.