Guy Lochhead, 01/09/10
Trendy writer best known for his non-fiction ‘In Cold Blood’, for which he spent four years interviewing the alleged murderers of the Clutter family in rural Kansas in 1959. Capote was socially very active; part of the ‘60s ‘jet-set’, he hosted and attended many parties. His lifestyle led to his death aged 60, of liver disease, phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication. Capote was too trendy and exclusive to be included properly, but I’m very interested in the notorious posed 1947 Harold Halma photograph of Capote that was on the back of ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’. I would like to shoot a character in that pose just as they are on the brink of arrogance and social acceptance.