Photos by Brooks Kraft

July 6, 2011

Set of pictures taken earlier this year by photographer Brooks Kraft.

http://brookskraft.photoshelter.com/gallery/Christopher-Hitchens/G0000066he0LB6TQ

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm relieved and thrilled by how well he looks ... long live Hitch!

Stu Johnson said...

Unrelated to the photos....but hugely related to the man!!!! Synthetic windpipe transplant in a man....world first....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14047670


Give one to Hitchens!!

Karen Olsen said...

Judging by photos from the Waterloo debate, he looks pretty much the same now, only with a bit more hair...:)

Hope all progress is positive from here on!!


--Karen Olsen
Seattle, WA

Hitch, you´re looking great.
Long live!

Greetings from Brazil.

Joao Carlos Baptista
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Leila said...

I wish you well and hope you're getting the best treatment.

Anonymous said...

I try not to be superficial but...it's good to see he is still such a handsome guy:)I'm really glad he regrew the beard when he could. Bearded Hitch is unsinkable!!!

James Studdard said...

I met Mr. Hitchens in Atlanta during his "God is not great" tour, however he had me as a fan when he appeared on the defunct "Firing Line", sandwiched, as it were between Wm F.Buckley and R. Emmett Tyrrel, to formidable conservatives. Hitch was a liberal back then but held his own and might have even won the heated discussion. I have followed him ever since and if he dies, as we all will, I will miss him like a brother. I have tried awful hard to find a substitute for him, e.g., Amis, Beck, even lesser literati as O'reilly and hannity, alas though, in the finaly analysis, in the forgetful lyrics of Sinead O'Connor, "Nothin compares to you." And nothing compares to Hitch, with one exception, Oscar Wilde, but he died as well. James Studdard, ATL GA

Anonymous said...

"Nothing Compares 2 U" was actually written by Prince ;)

Anonymous said...

Long live Hitchens even after his final breath, not in a false heaven, but in the very real sense within our hearts and minds because of his contribution to the human race.

AGW

brooks said...

You are being prayed for sir. Much love.

Anonymous said...

Having made us think, having forced us to face within and think, has made you beloved to us. People just want you to know this, now so you're enveloped in a love that will carry you to the next journey.

Brendan James said...

@James Studdard

"Literati as O'Reilly and Hannity"?


Good lord, man. I don't think you'll find a substitute for Hitch among that herd of substandard TV personalities.

Anonymous said...

MR HITCHENS , I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE APPRECIATED IN CROATIA . TO ME YOU ARE A TRUE LEADER AND A GREAT THINKER . THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND HOPE TO HEAR YOUR VOICE SOON . LONG LIVE THE HITCH !!!

DARIO ANTIĆ , ZAGREB , CROATIA

s corrigan cape cod ma said...

thank you sir for enriching my life. i have and will always appreciate and respect you for this. sincerely, stephen

stewart orvik said...

As the young prince in "The King And I", plaintively pleads with his departing teacher. "Do not leave us Mrs Anna...who will teach us if you go". Yes, indeed, who will teach us? Perhaps a column on what your vision is of our dismal future would be very useful. Thank you for all your enlightenment Chris...

D. Guardione said...

I listened to God Is Not Great on audio book, read by the author, no less than 8 times and literally fell in love with the man, however maintaining platonic intentions! Jk. The wit, insight, wisdom was at times overwhelming . . .er, breathtaking, as he would say. I quote him at every turn. He wrote in his memoir, Hitch 22, to write that letter of well wishes or sympathy when the sentiment surfaces. Well here is mine Mr. Hitchens. I, and many, many grateful, thinking people wish you well. Very, very well. Please stay strong and keep the faith; in reason, logic, science and our ability to lead our fellow mammals to brighter future.

Anonymous said...

These photos are very comforting to me. I think of Hitchens often and my life has been enriched with his unique mind.

Anonymous said...

he looks great! I am glad to see this pictures and learned he is doing well with the treatment, I hope he get well soon, we love you Hitch,

Thinking4Myself said...

Great to see you smiling, the very best and warmest wishes to you sir.

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir