After arriving in Milan for the Big Air event on November 9th, Scott (my friend) joined up with the team and went for his first authentic Italian Pizza of 2017 (It was really good).
On his return to the van, the side window was gone and so were his bags. For all you tech geeks out there, the contents were;
Canon 5D mkiii
Canon 70-200 f2.8 L USM ii
Canon 17-40 f4 L
Sigma 50 1.4 Art
Metabones Speedbooster Adapter
Samyang 12 f2.8
Apple Macbook Pro Retina Display
Luckily for him they did leave his rusty, salt water damaged, Manfrotto tripod.
Now he did have everything insured on his house insurance, and had travel insurance. However because of the geographical location of the incident, the house insurance didn't cover the gear and the travel insurance was with the Post Office (enough said).
He works full time as a builder back home. He's very good at it. He's aquired the gear over a period of about 5 years, during which time he has been missing from the pub and every other social occasion because hes forever saving up for the next bit of kit.
The 70-200 (£1,660) was actually only 3 weeks old when this happened so hes especially tender about that one.
Anyway I could go on but you get the point.
So I'm having a little go here at getting some ££ towards at least get him shooting again so I can look forward to seeing the guy in the next half decade.
He was due to go out for the season on December 29th to film with the Italian National Team to make a full length video for one of the magazines out there (which was a pretty big thing for the guy).
This now looks like it wont be happening... Obviously.
So please, see if you can help the lad out this Christmas.
Check his photography out too; https://www.instagram.com/scottyboyarnside/
If you've read all that you've done well. x
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