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WATCH: This 63-Year-Old Maltese Instagrammer Taking Some Kick-Ass Photos Shows Us It’s Never Too Late To Pursue Your Passion

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No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to start pursuing your passion. That is the underlying message in the Mument Misruq, an award-winning documentary that showcases the talent and passion of 63-year-old photographer Victoria Bugeja.

Mument Misruq is the product of local videographer Shaun Vella and it’s authentic and story-driven nature snagged Best Storytelling, Best Audience Engagement and Best Picture at the Malta Youth Film Festival.

 

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And watching the documentary, we’re surprised it didn’t receive more.

Mument Misruq isn’t just about photography, it’s about highlighting how society has pockets of hidden talent. Victoria (known as Vicky) has zero experience in photography, nor does she have high-end photography equipment. In fact, Vicky doesn’t even have a camera. Instead, she uses the most honest and reliable equipment on the market, her keen eye to capture those stolen moments.

Mument Misruq started out as a school assignment,” Shaun told Lovin Malta.

“I spoke to my lecturer about social media, photography and all that, and he briefly mentioned his mother – Vicky. I looked her up on Instagram  and instantly noticed the storytelling element within her images and her distinctive style of photography.”

Having never practiced photography, Vicky uses her eye along with a smart(ish) phone to capture those stolen moments.

“The inspiration behind Mument Misruq was her photos and knowing that she never practiced photography inspired me more to share this story. Also, it’s quite cool that a 63-year old is using Instagram as a platform and already has a decent amount of followers.”

After some encouragement from those around her, Vicky decided to create an Instagram page to act as a portfolio for her work. She has since accumulated over 1,8000 followers and has posted a whopping 618 times – each photo fascinating in their own right.

 

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Mument Misruq isn’t just about Vicky’s work, it’s a narrative on her life and the documentary captures the person behind the camera and how her personality seeps into her work. The simple and minimalistic production of the documentary creates space for Vicky’s work to flourish and is truly captivating both for its videography and portrayal of this unique story. 

The video itself has gone on the receive over 7k views on Facebook but it won’t be remembered for its popularity more than for its dedication to go the extra mile and Shaun’s willingness to provide a platform for people like Vicky who possess a beautiful and authentic artistic talent. 

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