Mark Gerson on photographing EW
- A recent discovery: Mark Gerson describes his
1959 and 1963 visits to Combe Florey to photograph Evelyn Waugh.
"He opened a bottle of claret and puffed at a
large Havana cigar. He offered one to me as we
finished the bottle. It seemed churlish to
refuse, so I started to smoke. Within half an
hour I had a splitting headache and was fit for
nothing certainly not photography. I explained
my predicament to EW and asked for some aspirin,
saying I needed to sleep. This cheered him up immensely."
Times Online, October 11, 2003: http://tinyurl.com/yuany5.
Antony F. P. Vickery