Ravi Shankar

The musician and master sitar player Ravi Shankar died yesterday at the age of 92. He was best known for collaborating with some of the greatest western musicians such as Beatle George Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, composer Phillip Glass and others which helped introduce Indian music to the west. I photographed… Read More

Michael Roberts

In the Recording Studio with Michael Roberts – Images by John Nelson This is a set of pictures I did some time ago of musician Michael Roberts, musician extraordinaire whose artistry includes his playing piano for dancers. He was accompanist for the Royal Ballet School in London and has performed with dance companies including Alvin… Read More

Mario Vargas Llosa

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas will be at the National Book Festival here in DC. He’ll be speaking, reading and signing on Sunday 3-4pm. Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize, which gives me an opportunity to post this portrait of the writer I took quite a few years ago. I like to research a subject before a… Read More