Photo and caption by Josh Adler
Robert Andrew Bonnard performed with legends like Grace Kelly and Jason Robards. After touring for 8 years in his acclaimed one man show called "Van Gogh's Ear" he suffered from career-ending throat cancer. No longer able to act on stage, he taught himself to play the church organ. He told me, "I didn't learn how to play music or how to play the organ at all. Instead I learned to play 'an organist'." This portrait was taken in the Brooklyn Heights apartment he shares with his opera enthusiast brother (who also goes by Bob). All the tapes in the background are opera recordings.
Location: Bonnard's home in Brooklyn, NY.