Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

September 2, 2012

Portrait of Avant-Garde Composer Philip Glass

I had a very cool and very exclusive photo session yesterday at Brazil Ranch in Big Sur where I got the opportunity to photograph avant-garde composer Philip Glass.

After I mentioned enjoying his interview on National Public Radio's This American Life (hosted by his cousin Ira Glass), Philip told me how Ira (younger in age) would ask about extended members of the Glass family. Philip talked (and laughed) when mentioning family that no one much liked, but Philip thought were good people nonetheless.
"Every family has them," he says.
Later, we discussed Paul Simon's Graceland record and discussed the upcoming Monterey Jazz Festival and Glass' performance at the Sunset Center with Foday Musa Suso.
Before leaving, we walked down a trail that overlooks the famous Bixby Bridge with the ocean in the background.