I shot Paul Theroux
The Calcutta connection.
During a recent Q&A session at Kinokuniya, a Bangkok Bookshop, best selling travel writer Paul Theroux asked his audience, whether anyone had been to Calcutta. Only myself and my husband, Tom, raised their hands.
Mr. Theroux, clearly as enthralled by Calcutta as a writer as I am as a photographer, called the city “an antique” and a “living museum”.
Hence Mr. Theroux had no problem recognizing me when I lined up to have one of his books signed by him. He asked me whether I was a travel writer. I had to disappoint him and tell him I was in fact a travel photographer, but that my husband Tom here next to me was a fellow travel writer.
Mr. Theroux got up and greeted Tom and then graciously posed for a portrait.