Ever wondered how I get my Instagram feed looking so on fleek? It’s kinda my kick-ass composition skills to be honest *ahem* but my old pal the Olympus Pen has a lot to do with it too.

Way back when I was well in to my blogging I was like sooo over lugging around my chunky SLR and longed for a simple high-quality solution to capturing my errrday content. Enter the Olympus EP-L8. With a small lightweight bod and beaut fold-down LCD screen perfect for getting your flatlay on I knew I was onto a winner. Then I discovered you could WIFI your wicked pics direct to your smartphone and I was sold.

By the time I was diagnosed with boob cancer a whole 365 later I was somewhat of a Pen pro. I knew I wanted to show cancer in a really curated way that was authentic and aesthetically pleasing, not clinical and cold like so much of the material you see regarding the disease.

So off I’d pop to every hospital appointment Pen in hand ready to snap my chemo cannula, subcut injection or radiotherapy machine. It came in handy at home too when capturing the day-to-day of treatment. Whether it be strands of hair shed or the pie and mash I’d managed to stomach.

For me the beauty of the Olympus Pen is it’s ease of use and unassuming size. Pulling the Pen out in the midst of a chemo ward didn’t worry anyone and I seldom felt like a right wally. In fact a few of my Marsden crew dem we keen to get their neuropathic paws on one themselves.

How cool is it then that Olympus have not only offered me an exclusive 10% OFF discount code for ya’ll – the 10% will be donated to the awesome¬†GIRLvsCANCER Partner Charities obvs – they have only gone and made a book of all my images an’ all!

Thinking of getting an Olympus Pen as a Christmas prezzie or taking up photography for the year 2K18? Get this kick-ass piece of kit for less by adding the code GVC10 at checkout when purchasing the Pen or accompanying lenses and accessories for 10% OFF PLUS your very own copy of GIRLvsCANCER: THE VISUAL TALE OF A TITTY TUMOUR.

I cannot thank the team at Olympus enough for this incredible collaboration and all the hard work put in to make this book come together. I appreciate it more than they’ll ever know.

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