The man who gave me this gift was my now-husband Jon; my rock, and eternal support system and, in the fall of 2017, we made the leap to begin our new adventure in Nova Scotia which now sees me regularly flying between both our first home in Edinburgh, Scotland and our new home here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I'd like to think that my background in fashion and graphic design has led me down this path and yet, I was always in chase of a bigger dream.
I'd just moved to Italy to start my studies in History of Fine Art, and he presented me with this beaten up brown leather bag. Although I didn't know it at the time, he was giving me the greatest gift ever. I spent hours just admiring it. Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months and before I knew it, the camera was an extension of my life. My student budget didn't allow for much, but I made sure I could still process my film at this little Kodak store in Piazza del Popolo, Rome. I still have that very same Canon camera today.