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The Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store - "The Von Mini Messenger" Calfskin Leather Walkabout Camera Bag
 
 
     

A travel bag, for cameras. Designed by Thorsten Overgaard.
A travel bag, for cameras. Designed by Thorsten Overgaard.

 

The Von Mini Messenger
Walkabout Camera Bag/Document Bag

The secret of The Mini Messenger is that it folds around the body so that you don't feel the bag even after wearing it an entire day. It can be almost empty, or it can be full. Of course, the more weight you put into it, the more you are going to feel it.

You can take almost any bag and carry it for some hours empty, and even though it weighs nothing, your shoulder and back will feel as if you’ve been hauling around a heavy bag. The secret of the Mini Messenger is the shape of the bag, as it folds around the body and feels "weightless" while holding a phone, a lens and other small things.

A couple of years ago, I designed "The Von Mini Messenger" and I have used it for two years myself every day, all over the world, before we put it into production. It has a "secret" pocket on the back (against the body), a zipper pocket inside, and two small compartments for business cards, SD-cards, battery, lighter or similar small items you could want to keep handy. It's stylish - and built to last a lifetime.



Tested for every-day use by myself over the course of two years, I know this bag does the job, has the right size, the right pockets and is built to be loved throughout a lifetime.

 

I like simple things

  Our artisans are part of family workshops which have been doing leather work for generations.
 

Our artisans are part of family workshops which 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" bag which was first introduced in 2017, and subsequently tested through my travel to more than 50 countries since.

In most product designs these days, there are a lot of useless things added which 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 done 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.

Reviews:

"I received my mini-bag, and I love it!  Thank you. I love that it has a narrow profile while still holding the camera plus other stuff. It looks very sturdy, and the inside is soft and clearly will not harm the LCD on the camera or any other equipment. It’s kind of expensive, which I knew, but I believe it will probably last longer than I will" Ms. L. F. (California, USA).

"Use the Mini Messenger every day for work and travel" O.C. (United Kingdom)

"Been loving my Mini Messenger. Took it with me to New Orleans this weekend right after it arrived". R. K. (Indiana, USA)

"This is my everyday bag for everything since I got it four years ago". C. B. (New Hampshire, USA)

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The Von Mini Messenger

The Thorsten Overgaard Mini Messenger An elegant and simple walkabout bag for everyday needs. Fits a Leica and/or iPad and/or computer.
An elegant and simple walkabout bag for everyday needs. Fits a Leica and/or iPad and/or computer.

Also fits a 16" MacBook and/or reflector when you need something to hold these while walking about, or going from a car to a café, going to work or to a place to photograph.

Adjustable wide and soft shoulder strap. Two pockets inside and one zipped compartment. "Secret" compartment on the back.

Dimensions and weight:
Size: 25 (W) x 27 (H) x 8 cm.
Size: 10 (W) x 11 (H) x 3 inches.
450g / 0.9 pound.
Strap width: 3cm / 1.2 inches .
Strap is adjustable 44-50 inches (110-128cm) in increments of 1.2 inches/3cm.

 

 


     
 

 

BLACK:

The Von Mini Messenger Black Calfskin Camera Walkabout Bag

The Von Mini Messenger Black Calfskin Camera Walkabout Bag

Black with orange edging.
Expected delivery October 2023

ONLY $2,198.00

#TheVonMiniMessengerBlack

 
     

 

     
 

 

"MONOCHROME"

The Von Mini Messenger Black Calfskin Camera Walkabout Bag
with dark grey edging

The Von Mini Messenger Black Calfskin Camera Walkabout Bag
with black edging

Black with black edging.
Expected delivery October 2023

ONLY $2,398.00

#TheVonMiniMessengerMONO

 
     

 

 

Elegant and simple

The Von Mini Messenger Slings around the body and looks discrete and great. Awesome feel of soft Italian calfskin leather. Black Mini Messenger.
Slings around the body and looks discrete and great. Awesome feel of soft Italian calfskin leather. Black Mini Messenger.

Soft Italian calfskin with matching adjustable shoulder strap. 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.

Brown and blue editions are sold out and are not expected to be made again. Email Thorsten Overgaard for special requests.

 

Adjustable shoulder strap

The shoulder strap is wide and soft. It is attached firmly to the bag on one side, and on the other side you can choose your desired length and lock it in at that length. This means that there are no metal nor plastic pieces on the strap itself, which pieces can hurt the shoulder.
The shoulder strap is wide and soft. It is attached firmly to the bag on one side, and on the other side you can choose your desired length and lock it in at that length. This means that there are no metal nor plastic pieces on the strap itself, which pieces can hurt the shoulder.

Secret pocket on the back

The pocket on the back can hold notebooks, passport, wallet or any other thing you want to keep handy, yet close to the body.
The pocket on the back can hold notebooks, passport, wallet or any other thing you want to keep handy, yet close to the body. (Brown model not being produced anymore).

Adjustable shoulder strap.
Adjustable shoulder strap.

The Von Mini Messenger by Thorsten Overgaard

Pockets

The Mini Messenger has a zip pocket inside, as well as two pockerts for SD-cards, credit cards, business cards, batteries etc.

Zipped pocket inside.
Zipped pocket inside.

Two smaller pockets for batteries, SD-cards, business cards, etc. Two holders for fountain pens as well.
Two smaller pockets for batteries, SD-cards, business cards, etc. Two holders for fountain pens as well.


The Von Mini Messenger is sold to 50% women, 50% men

Secret pocket compartment on the back towards the body.
Secret pocket compartment on the back towards the body.

 

The Von Mini Messenger in black calfskin.
The Von Mini Messenger in black calfskin.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Bags:

The now-classic The Von is a carry-on bag for travel with 2-4 Leica M cameras and lenses.

An elegant and simple carry-on bag made for 2-4 Leica M cameras with 4 lenses and accessories.
The Von "New York" Black Calfskin leather for Leica M and Leica SL

 

 


   

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

 

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.

 

 

 


         
         
         
         
     
   
   
   
     
         


 

 

   


 
     
     

 

 


   
 

 

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7. The Von Soft II Camera Bag
8. The Von Mini Messenger Walkabout
9. The Von Cuba 55 Duffle Bag
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13. Document Clutch
 
Always Wear A Camera:
1. "Always Wear A Camera" T-shirt
2. Sterling Silver Necklace
 
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Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish-American multiple award-winning photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops to photographers. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via email.

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Feel free to email to thorsten@overgaard.dk for questions, advice and ideas.


 

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