Vic42 is the first local archive that brings continued awareness to the amazing people living in you own backyard. Our vision is to be a part of creating a community that celebrates itself and takes every opportunity to support local talent and efforts that go beyond the norm! Designed to be a living archive, these online profiles and around the city prints provide Victoria with access to and information about the people featured. As such, #Vic42LIVE Community Support Program was created from the ongoing efforts that helped out different features in different ways, check out what the program entails below.


Photographer & Entrepreneurial Mogul

Al Smith’s entrepreneurial career began at age 24 when he founded a successful commercial aerospace engineering company with his father and brother. He currently the founder at Overland Kitchen, BedBeats, and many more local startups. He is the CEO of TicTalking a new social media company. As a published author, he writes for the quarterly journal “Photograph”, teaches photography locally, and has a studio in Victoria. Alan thrives where entrepreneurialism, creativity, photography, and people collide!


Vic42LIVE Community Support Program

Supporting the inspiring and interesting people of your city!
Program100% of Vic42 Partnership Proceeds go to the Vic42LIVE Community Support Program which was designed to create vital exposure for the inspiring, interesting, and up and coming talent in our community. The person Vic42 showcases is provide the following development package:

Front Page Exposure

High-level content exposure for one week on, social media, and email to subscribers.Social Media Communications (ongoing)Relaying and creating messages, posts and content that is relatable to their story.

Studio Space (8 hours per year)

White canvas location for which anything is possible, from art shows to recording sessions.

Imagery (3 Sessions)

Photos for website pages, album covers, book covers, behind the scenes on stage, and curtail promotion marketing materials.

Event PR (1 session)

Promoting or supporting a cause, launch party, campaign or crowd funding.

Marketing and Business Consulting (4 hours)

Knowledge on next steps, connections in the community, how to, image and branding.

Vic42 Presents Workshop (max. 4 per year)

Every month the Vic42LIVE calendar hosts speaking, live entertainment and much more!

Why the name Vic42?

The name Vic42 stems from the novel – The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. In short, the story takes place on an imaginary space-age planet they have a computer that can provide the answer to everything. The community asks the computer, “What is the answer to life the universe and everything?” After many years and great anticipation, the computer spits out the number 42.

For Alan and Teresa the answer to Life, the Universe and everything Victoria is it’s people.

Participate in Vic42 – everyone can celebrate, contribute and support the Vic42 community! Read, share and connect.

Help us celebrate by submitting names of talented individuals who are living beyond the norm and fulfilling their passion! Contact us via email to the address: teresa (at)