This pristine copy, very hard to find, was given to me by my good friend, Darren Soh, who found it in Melbourne many years ago.
Can’t remember the exact words but Darren believes I ‘want it more’, ‘deserve it more’, ‘appreciate it more’ or ‘need it more’. I think they are all true.
It is a scary book to read, to look, but one that should be.
Gene is very special in my opinion, and I don’t think anyone will think that I am blasphemous when I say that a lot of times, I love his words more. But I already love his images A LOT A LOT.
Whenever a student wants to do something ‘autobiographical’, I will always cite this and implore him, “If you can’t be (as) honest (as Lange), then don’t do it.”