This one is from the photo shoot in January. I'm trying not to squint. Every twenty seconds I'd move further along the wall, as the shadow of a nearby building ate more of the sun. Kimberly is on the left.
When the shoot was done, my daughter Holly, who had been doing her homework in the room next door, and occasionally coming out to laugh at me, helped use up the last few pictures on the roll. She looks like she's having fun. I think I look a little dazed.
This is the one we're going to be using on the book jacket of ANANSI BOYS. It was taken in the first two minutes of a many-hour photo session, on the street next to Kimberly's studio.
Photos were taken by and are copyright Kimberly Butler (except the one of her taking the photo of me. I don't know who took that one. Probably her assistant Byrdie).