While I was attending graduate school at Purdue University, I was told a couple times, “you photograph Indiana like Vonnegut writes about it.”
Later that year I was commissioned to photograph Kurt Vonnegut’s brother Bernard Vonnegut. I was touched with Kurt’s mention of his brother in his last novel Timequake.
His brother had recently passed on; I wondered if he was aware of the photograph I created of Bernard, so I wrote him a note and sent off a couple prints to his agent.
I received this letter just a couple days later.