My friend Kali got in touch and told me she had sent Victoria and the very next day she arrived. With great anticipation I unpacked the parcel and got my grubby hands on this well travelled much revered little camera. What a delightful little thing she is. Instantly I got all giddy and in my excitement I loaded her with colour film thinking I was going to change the world with my artistic genius……..and then the panic kicked in…..COLOUR! what have I done? I rarely use colour film and never with success. So I sat and stared at Victoria and got all morose, self pitying and lame. Then bad weather, work , children’s activities kicked in and Victoria sat with her new chums on my analogue shelf waiting patiently of me to use her.
A week passed and she continued to sit unused. Then from out of the blue I had a free afternoon and so did my girl. The perfect opportunity to go out, get some exercise and bond. What could be more fitting?
And so we walked and talked and I discussed this project, Victoria and her wonderful Dad and family and took some pictures
We talked about life, death, regrets and happiness
We talked about love, exams, work, stress
We talked about people, places, inspiration, and dreams.
We looked at the world and sang songs. We told bad jokes and stood in sheep poo.
We smiled and laughed
We even managed to get some junk food, an ice-cream and get home late.
All of these things we did with little Victoria. It turns out I didn’t change the world with my artistic brilliance. However that darling little camera managed to change mine.
Best wishes to you all. I hope you enjoy Victoria’s company as much as we did.