Our Living Legend is a fine art and media photographer, author and teacher whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. He is best known for his architectural photography publications and exhibitions.
Count Time Podcast Living Legend Richard Sexton
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Richard Sexton
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
I have someone here. I guess I’ve been chasing him for quite some time now, but I finally ran him down, everybody I finally ran him down. Someone I met several months back. And I was I had an interest in you, what you was doing, and I just something about your presence, it just captivated me. I have here today Mr. Richard Sexton. Welcome to Count Time.
Thanks for having me. Glad to be here.
We are delighted to have you here, because it’s kind of the first that’s what was interesting to me. Like, why would I have any interest in him anyway? Why would I have an interest in this guy? Because you are what you call an artist.
You call it in the world of art, but it’s a photographer.
So you got into photography. But I guess when I saw your work the day we was at this activity in Pointe Coupee Parish.
For the exhibit that Kathy Hambrick curated there in the parish, and it’s the day they had they commemorated the plaque miss Jane Pittman Oak in honor of Ernest Gaines, who had incorporated that tree in his book the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. That he wrote sitting under that past that tree every day. Every day up on River Lake Plantation.
And there was a store on that lakeland road where the oak tree was beside the road. And as a child, he would walk by that tree, which is a monumental tree. It’s huge. It’s a huge, big oak tree. It’s a big Louisiana oak. And so it’s actored in the book that he would write as an adult years later.
Well, did you take a picture in front of that plaque?
I did, I did. I have it on my website so you can see it there.