Well, I love Ivan Doig's books. I love to read them, I love to sell them, they're pretty on a shelf, and I loved talking with him.
I am putting a link to the interview that Thom Chambliss and I did with Ivan here.
What the interview doesn't have, and this is the part I don't have the writing skills to show, was how much Ivan laughs while he talks! He leans forward, he sits back, his voice bubbles with laughter and he nods when letting you in on something important. He takes long pauses when searching for the right word or phrase, looking out of the windows off over the sound, until he finds it.
Carol, Ivan's wife, sits slightly out of the way and he includes her constantly in the interview, double checking his facts, making sure the timing of the stories are right, telling us about their lives together. It's obvious that she has a great role in making sure that things get done and done the way they should be. There is no I in this team.
Anyway, it was a joy and an honor to have been asked to take the photos and then to rescue the interview after a machine meltdown. I've included some of the photos that didn't make it into the interview in this blog post.