I received my first DSLR camera many years ago, just before moving overseas for what unexpectedly turned out to be several years of work, study, moves, and travel. I was excited to practice and study photography in new places and record my family’s adventures. I started carrying my camera and lenses with me every day so that I could capture the most unique and authentic moments in my new surroundings. Carrying multiple bags on the trains, buses, and long walk of my commute to work was difficult. I searched for a bag that would allow me to carry my camera equipment and handbag items in one stylish bag, but there was nothing on the market. I decided to create my own, and launched Johansen Camera Bags in the fall of 2009. 

Over the years we have expanded our line to include a variety of materials, sizes, and styles for anyone wanting to carry a camera—whether a hobbyist or a professional photographer. We frequently add new designs and colors to our collection—we currently offer large and small cross body bags, bags that can carry camera equipment and laptops, hip packs, inserts, and backpacks. We hope that using our bags makes it easier for you to stay organized and look professional and stylish, while practicing your love for photography and capturing all the special moments in your life.


We strive to design our bags to meet the needs of both professional and hobbyist photographers. Each bag is handcrafted using only top quality materials and leather, including YKK zippers and the highest grade metal clasps and buckles. We back each of our bags with a one year quality warranty against manufacturer defects.


Each bag is crafted with extra padding on the sides and bottom to protect sensitive photography equipment. In addition, each bag includes removable pads which attach by Velcro and can be configured around your gear to keep it securely in place, and to provide additional padding.


Our bags come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. For details of our current styles, please see the individual product descriptions on our main shop page.


We want you to receive your bag quickly and at minimal cost so we ship from distribution centers in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. We ship UK and European orders from our UK distribution center; Australian and New Zealand orders from our Australian distribution center; orders to most Asian countries from our Hong Kong distribution center; and all other orders, including US domestic and Canadian orders, from our US distribution center. Our bags are also carried in many photography specialty stores around the world.