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.
This photograph along with a couple others helped the Purdue Alumni Association snag the best of show at the 2012 ADDYS. Check out the my Friend Kate’s (and Frank’s) company the photograph help tell the story of.
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