I have been fortunate to brush shoulders with a number of Nobel Laureates throughout my career. One of my first assignments was photographing the poet Joseph Brodsky for New York University (1987 Nobel Prize in Literature). I sat at Brodsky’s feet and took pictures with a borrowed Leica as he read from his works, my Nikon F3s and FMs had been deemed too noisy.
This morning one of my subjects from 2001, Angus Deaton, an economics professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, was awarded the economics prize. For the Woodrow Wilson School that makes three (at least on my watch.)
Deaton was photographed with a Nikon D1, all 2.7MP of it. State of the art for its day, I’m embarrassed to show the color version. A current raw convertor can’t save it (Aperture or ACR) and Capture One can’t even open it.