Losing it all during a photography trip of a lifetime

  By Evelyn Drake

 

Our friend and colleague, Kaitlyn Kerr, had all her photography equipment stolen in Athens, Greece last week. On the evening of February 24th, 2020 she was waiting at a bus stop near Syntagma Square. Everything she had was in a black ONA canvas backpack with a padlock. Poof! Just like that, it was gone. 

The bag contained her computer, 4 hard drives, film, her cameras, lenses, and almost everything that she has been carting around Europe for the last five months since departing Calgary. Someone spotted the bag and snatched it. The gear would probably be sold quickly, the hard drives and film, likely trashed. 

The images are obviously irreplaceable. The gear, a huge loss financially. We are offering our support by sharing this list of serial numbers with the photography community around the world with a faint hope that something may be recovered from her list of stolen items.

Ron Bubnich also set up a Go Fund Me page to help her get back on her photography feet as quickly as possible. Anything helps! 

Stolen Equipment Serial Numbers:  

Leica M4-2 – 1528949
Leica 35mm Summicron – 1755343
Leica 50mm Summicron – 2340015
Canon EF 16-35mm f4L – 5260002614
Canon EF 135mm F2 – 213668
Canon EF-R drop-in filter adapter with polarizing and Vari ND – 7402001078
Canon EF-R control ring adapter – 7302009213
Rolleiflex 3.5F – 2278938
2013 15” MacBook Pro
4 hard drives 

 

Evelyn Drake

Evelyn Drake

Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives and recently began co-hosting our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.