That time I had coffee with Werner Herzog at Telluride Film Festival.
I was there for the premiere of Free Solo, & was having a coffee one afternoon while waiting.
Werner randomly came over and asked to share my table- we ended up chatting for about 30 minutes about filming Free Solo (which he was going to see that evening) and his experiences on mountains in South America, he has lots of interesting stories about the challenges of shooting in every environment. When I got up to leave I asked if I could take his picture and he suggested we take one together. He was pleased that I was carrying a film camera with me, my trusty Leica m6 with some Portra 400 in it.
What a moment.
Sad that Telluride is cancelled this year, it has a special place in my heart and is an amazing Film Festival, I’ve been lucky enough to have projects there three years In a row, “Free Solo” premiered there in 2018, “Inside Bills Brain” premiered there in 2019 and this year another film I shot, “The Way I See it” will premiere there, even if it isn’t a physical festival..