Some time ago I was given a camera. Not the first camera I ever owned, not by any means. But this one was different.  From the moment I first looked through the waist level viewfinder something changed.

I made a book

I know it’s not normal to name a camera, but Vlad is something else.

Not every photo on this blog was taken by Vlad – I have a healthy collection of film cameras  (including one called Percy) – they all fulfil their own roles and you’ll see them crop up from time to time. But Vlad’s the one I’d save from a fire, the one I’d take with me on my desert island.

You can read the continuing story on this blog.