Ben James Wood
Artist, maker, tour manager, driver, other.


I write articles, memoir, project profiles and travel journals

PROJECT: Olympus XA2 camera case

When my sweetheart got herself an old Olympus XA2 camera before Christmas, I decided I'd design and make a camera bag as a surprise Christmas gift.

Before you mention it, I'm completely aware that this is a compact, lightweight camera for keeping in your pocket and effortlessly snapping and that keeping it in a case might just defeat the point. Not bothered, really. Once I'd had the idea I was hit by a wave of quiet determination and even though the eventual recipient was sat a couple of metres from me throughout much of the process, I did a pretty ok job of keeping it secret.

Get in touch if you're interested in downloading the patterns to make one of these yourself or to find out more.