It’s always a treat for me when I hear from my friends at Moffly Publications with a new photo assignment. Invariably its for something really special, and this time was no exception, an assignment to accompany Art Director Venera Alexandrova to the Westport home of legendary sportswriter Frank Deford and photograph him for the pages of November’s Westport Magazine.
For those of you sports fans out there, and for even many of you who are not, you’ll recognize Frank’s name for his 50 year tenure at Sports Illustrated as well as his presence on National Public Radio and “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO. He’s the author of ten novels and numerous non-fiction sports books, and has currently been on a tour promoting his latest biography called “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter”, which was ultimately the occasion for our visit and photo session. Thanks to Venera, as well as Westport Magazine’s Editor Diane Sembrot and Creative Director Amy Vischio, for the wonderful assignment and to Frank for being such a relaxed and cordial host (and subject).