On a shoot recently I had a friend of a friend cover “the making of”. As part of his camera equipment, he brought along a little camera called the GoPro. Totally amazing piece of equipment which I unfortunately told my husband all about. He is a fly fisherman you understand and this little mini video camera is all about action. Whether you surf, kitesurf, paddleski, fly fish, mountain bike – this little camera will be there with you. Stuck to your helmet, your boat even your fishing rod if its what your heart desires and there you can capture all the action without having to rely on anyone else.
After much hinting I realised I had to get this little gadget for his birthday. So, for the first time, I ordered something from the States, over the internet. Then, thinking it would take months, even years to get here, I left on my trip to Hong Kong without another thought for the Gopro. Needless to say, I got an email from the company whilst overseas saying the article had been shipped. After a few days I got an email from hubby with question marks all over it, asking what I had waiting for me at Fedex. Then he gets a call from the guy telling him he needs to pay import duty before they will deliver the object. Hubby of course wants to know what it is. Silence on the other end of the line. “Well, the guy says eventually, it says on here that its a naked hero!” and then gulps, “but its in a little box!”. My husband tries hard not to fall apart laughing. He’s guessed immediately that his hearts desire has indeed come early and his darling wife has spoilt him with the Gopro. Naked Hero is the name given to the little camera made especially for action sports.
Days later, sitting at a coffee shop having a cuppacino, my little boy finds a praying mantis. Next thing he shouts (rather loudly as little boys do); “Dad, dad, there’s a praying mantis on your naked hero!” Probably won’t go back to that coffee shop for a while.