Laforet Pairs RED Epic With Petrol Bags’ DigiSuite

Vincent Laforet with Petrol Bags BODY

Breakthrough photographer/Director/DP Vincent Laforet may be based out of Los Angeles but he’s rarely at home base. He spent a good part of last year traveling from Australia to Southeast Asia and back – shooting commercials, films, participating in international photography panels, and teaching seminars. His shooting package always goes with him. One of his favorite cameras is the RED Epic – and his choice to carry it, fully loaded, is from Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

"The challenge always is how to carry your digital camera around the world without lugging a number of cases for your essentials," says Laforet. "I love the RED Epic because it’s compact and portable, and there are a number of accessory choices that are also lightweight and compact.

"Everything I need is easily fitted into the Petrol DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case," he explains. "It is a carry-on sized roller case with heavy-duty customizable Velcro padded inserts that makes the difference. No matter what package I carry, I can customize the interior of the DigiSuite to fit. Because it’s been designed for DSLR shooters – along with the camera, an assortment of lenses — even accessories, can fit perfectly and safely, inside."

That’s because the Petrol Bags DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case (PD620) interior has a length of 19.7 inches, a width of 13.2 inches, and a height of 8.27 inches. Yet it is sized to fit in US airlines’ overhead bins. Known for high quality, and built to protect the most delicate equipment, the Petrol Bags DigiSuite has cold-molded laminated panels for extra protection and is constructed from ballistic nylon fabrics. Even the exterior pockets, top/side handles and dual direction zippers have been carefully constructed to take the often-unavoidable beating of production travel.

A Pulitzer and Cannes Lion Award-winning photographer, Laforet is known for his pioneering tilt-shift and aerial photography as well as his work with HD capable DSLR cameras. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and Local 600, the Cinematographer’s Guild.