Michael Nyman, composer and musician, at home, London, 1993
generously gave me time to photograph him in his house in London.
Perhaps most of all I liked a black-and-white shot I got of him on his
sofa. But I also liked this one, taken using a small, unfocusable old
Russian panoramic camera I had, which was not often suited to portrait
shots. (Though I also liked the shot of Laurie Anderson
taken on the camera.) It was shot on the top floor of the house – his
piano/music room – and the panorama was a good way to encompass the
surroundings, him and the music scores cluttering the floor. For The Wire, which used a medium format close-up cross-processed (slide to negative film).
For more on these portraits, see here, and the Portraits tag at right.