Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Storyteller

 Meet Olive.
Olive is my Granny's typewriter - a vintage Italian Olivetti Lettera. 
My Granny is 92.  She still uses her typewriter to write her letters.
Olive is more than 50 years old.
Actually, you've already met Olive - in my last post.
I have borrowed Olive for my next series - The Storyteller....
based around Polaroid, vintage typewriters and daydreams.
I have another typewriter to introduce to you soon....


  1. I love this picture, the fact that your granny still uses it & has had it for 50yrs is just lovely..

  2. How gorgeous is Olive ...and what a special treat for your Granny to let you use her in your photos! Sounds like your Granny is one special lady.

  3. Beautiful! I love Olive...what a wonderful idea this series sounds like, Susannah! What I love about vintage pieces like this are the stories behind them which we often lose with time. Your photos will help the story live on.

  4. I just knew the next thing was just around the corner for you, I can't wait to see your next body of work. How much do I love Olive, what a fabulous story!

  5. My Grandma used to have a typewriter like Olive. I would spend hours and hours as a child typing away. I have no idea where it ended up, such a shame. Loving the new photos - would be great for a workspace!

  6. STUNNING Susannah!!! I can truly feel this move you have made will make your wings fly high. So beautiful XO