Geoff Dyer is a polymath-author, who has cast his clear-eyed gaze over a variety of subjects including photography. His book "The Ongoing Moment" traces themes through the history of photographs, making connections that re-map familiar photographs and photographers onto an eclectic and illuminating topography. Dyer's view of photography is like a parallel, personal version of an "orthodox" history of photography, I found it more readable and resonant than those other histories too.
Given his knowledge about, and enthusiasm for photography I was more nervous than usual about the shoot. I might have been trying a bit too hard in retrospect, I rarely light this dramatically but the white wall bounced light to fill-in nicely and the eyes are nice. This is a crop from the original, which has more of the shadows from the banister spindles and the ambient orange light at the top. I doubt I'll have been added to new editions of the book on the basis of this but hopefully not excluded either.