Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kathryn Schulz

Kathryn Schulz is the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.
She writes standing up at her Mac which lies on a bench exactly the right height for her comfort. She likes everything in place before she starts work. Disorder prevents words flowing. 

Everything was in place when I arrived and I felt quite at home. She is very good at sketching and has a floor to ceiling blackboard on which she has drawn a family of leaping frogs. The cat has her own chair placed in front of a window.  

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yunus, Kaan, Annette and Kemal

Annette is Swedish and Kemal is Turkish. They live here in Garrison. I asked Annette if the children were trilingual. "The children are American—they speak a little bit of everything." 

In 1964 I spent some time in Turkey photographing for the Turkish Tourist Bureau. One day I was on a beach of silver sand at Kizkalesi looking at the Crusader castle that lies 200 yards out in the Mediterranean sea. There was no-one on the beach except a fisherman with his rowing boat who had just landed his catch. He grilled me a sea bass. I have judged every fish I have eaten by this one. None has quite equaled it.

Kemal and his family recently spent eight months in Turkey. "The fish in Istanbul is still excellent," Kemal told me.

"The fish here in Garrison tastes of nothing." His eldest son Kaan added.

Monday, January 2, 2012

North Wales, United Kingdom

Late afternoon, winter, late 1970s. On my way to house belonging to can't remember who for the weekend.