The shot of Scott is no work of art, but it’s here because it makes me laugh. He’d got up at sunrise and wandered out to the beach to read, only to discover me already out there: shirtless, as I recall, and experimenting with how best to balance light from an off-camera flash unit with the natural light of the sunrise. His expression reveals his role as an unwilling model, his bemusement that I was out there doing that at that hour, and his discomfort that I was shirtless out there taking his picture. Like I said, it makes me laugh.
The couple in the other picture is Kathy Patrick and her husband Arthur. Kathy is one of my long-time G&B friends and partners — a Harvard alum who recruited me to Houston and who is thus one of the reasons life turned out the way it did.