Scotland is a beautiful country, anyone who spends time on Instagram can tell you that. But, even though Scotland is only a few hours from Manchester, I’ve never taken time to explore it. The islands of Scotland have been on our travel list for a long time, so this summer we hopped over to the Isle of Barra.
This week my model friend, Cinzia, asked me to photograph her for her portfolio. The weather was beautiful; perfect for shooting and ignoring editing. Pomona has been on my “to shoot” list for a while, so we popped over to the re-wilded docks.
I’m sure you’ve all seen them; the brightly coloured, kitsch, square little backpacks with the distinctive fox logo embroidered on the front. Yes, I’m talking about the Fjällräven Kånken backpacks. Now, I’ve been considering purchasing one of these backpacks for a while because day-to-day I like to use a backpack. I also said that this year I would carry my camera around with me more often. So this is what set me off looking for a comfortable yet stylish backpack that I could use every day. The trouble is, backpacks tend to come in two kinds; useful and ugly or pretty and impractical (except Knomo bags, but that’s another blog post). So, I turned to the stylish and practical Kånken.
So, it’s happened, I’ve turned into a blogger and I’ve been sent something to review. I’ve been chosen to be the lucky recipient of a Dave 500 hard case from The Case Farm which couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. With all the events and conferences I’ve been shooting lately it’s been a case (geddit) of playing careful Tetris with my usual carry-on suitcase. Not ideal.