Royal Purple Leica in surprise meeting
Only two weeks ago I wrote about Dave Lewis and his royal-purple-Leica engagement surprise. David had bought a Leica M3 from Red Dot Cameras in Old Street and then recovered it in gorgeous purple leather. He had to buy a full hide in order to get exactly the right shade. He then hid the engagement ring in the camera and presented it to his girlfriend, Bex.
Today, at the Photographica photo fair, I met the purple purple camera and its owner Bex thanks to an introduction from Red Dot's Ivor Cooper. Bex loves the camera, as well she might, and has been snapping away on holiday in the USA. No light meter, she complains, but Dave helps her out with the readings from his M9. Sounds like a good recipe for happiness.