In small town Oklahoma lives an Artisan, Visionary and Hand Craftsman by the name of Matthew Swaggart!
I have a hate/hate relationship with camera straps. I have never used the strap that ships with a camera and every aftermarket strap has been the same “slipping off your shoulder” affair as you move around working.
I have experienced “claw hand” from constantly carrying a camera many times due to not wanting to have it dangling on a strap, worse still working with two camera bodies.
I need to be free to move, to direct, to document and to employ my vision. It wasn’t until I came across this small company in Oklahoma that I finally found my freedom!
HoldFastGear is Matt’s company and he makes all kinds of hand crafted goodies for the photographer, but the Moneymaker enthralled me!
Some may balk at the cost, yet how much do many spend on branded coffee and the like each day.
Top grain leather, true craftsmanship and a vision of perfection are all perfectly combined in HoldFast’s products.
Matt not only has designed a truly remarkable camera harness he has poured his heart and soul into the quality he employs.
Thus I am now the proud owner of a HoldFast Moneymaker, no more strap slippage or cross body madness, now I can work on documentary projects and editorial commissions with two camera bodies stylishly and effortlessly at my side. No fatigue, no worry and built to meld to me personally and become a friend for life!
Hold Fast Gear http://holdfastgear.com/