Bell & Oak Collaboration

This collaboration was largely born out of the fact that I just didn’t have a good camera strap. Though there are a few companies out there who make them, I have no connection or loyalty to them, and I wanted to pursue a more meaningful solution. Clint and I, both being Texan, share a similar background in western heritage, so I thought this was the perfect chance to team up. Being that I travel quite frequently, cameras in tow, it would be an opportunity for me to take a little bit of Texas with me (not to mention toughness). 

Based on some initial ideas I had, he created a prototype that I took out on assignments over the course of the summer and fall of 2014 Through torrential downpours in the Gulf of Mexico, arid heat in the high plains of Montana’s Paradise Valley, gale force winds in the mountains of Oregon, and the permeating mist of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, this camera strap only got stronger, and more supple. The term “field tested” has never been more appropriate, and it passed with flying colors.

We made a few adjustments to the hardware along the line, and downsized the shoulder strap, leaving us now with what, in my opinion, is the perfect camera strap.  Adjustable, dependable, and tough as hell, it only sweetens the deal that it’s as beautiful as it is. No surprise at all that Clint NAILED the design and function of this, and I can’t wait to see where all this strap travels in the world, the cameras that it helps uphold, and the beautiful images that arise as a result of it. 

Folks, we've got ourselves a classic here, and I already bought three more for the rest of my cameras. They'll probably outlast the rest of the gear. 

Aim true & shoot straight, 

Tyler Sharp