Posted: November 16, 2012 at 4:32 am

From: Larry Clark
Subject: Re: Purple #19 – Larry Clark
Date: November 16, 2012 4:35:56 AM GMT+01:00

hello olivier,

just woke up… 3:30am here and i went to sleep at 11pm… i slept a record 4 hours and 20 minutes… running very hot bath and drinking a quart of water to start the next to last day here…
when you became a vegan did you have this much energy?… sleep only 3 or 4 hours a night for the first few months?… i was never a good sleeper anyway and a good normal night for me was always 6 hours even when i was drinking heavily… if i was on a airplane overnight and took an ambien after a bottle of wine i still could only sleep 5 hours at the very most…. the good thing is i am happy and start working immediately and go with a high energy level for 20 or 21 hours… maybe being a vegan and being 69 years old is normal sleep for an older gentleman like me…
i only have caffeine in the morning and drink water and fresh squeezed juice durning the day(i was never a coke sucker)… going to take hot bath now, back in a few…

i haven’t sent any pictures yet because today i will see the photographer that took the pictures and see what he picked but he was shooting digital so i got a quick glimpse yesterday and it seemed perfect and just right for purple diary… very organic… let me look at the photographs i took of this one skater with my leica and see if i want to give you a couple of this italian kid for maybe a double page spread by moi… i got the kids email so maybe i have time to see him again… he wasn’t a project kid and lives in central rome… spoke correct english without an accent but didn’t understand quickly but used the right words, for example, when i asked him about the neighborhood the park was in he answered “sketchy”… 

more later from roma, larry

On Nov 16, 2012, at 3:19 AM, wrote:

Hello Larry. What a great idea! A portrait in Rom with skate kids. Did u send the pic already. Leica is the best! Love oz

From: Larry Clark 
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:58:36 +0100
To: Olivier Zahm<>
Subject: Re: Purple #19 – Larry Clark


just found the only outdoor skate park in Roma (about 4 miles outside central Rome in the projects) and had photographer photograph me alone with skateboard and with skate kids….
will send you as soon as he picks and sends to me… probably tonight…. I took some of one kid too with my Leica…. loading them now…
from Rome, larry

On Nov 14, 2012, at 6:29 PM, Olivier Zahm wrote:


Thanks Larry. Please do let me know. I would love a picture of you in Rome for the Purple Diary !

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