"I spent a week with Stephen in a mountain cabin in Colorado. One night he got a phone call to say that Jimi Hendrix had died. He was so distraught that he sat up all night playing piano.
"In the morning we looked out the window and it had snowed - everything was white at dawn. He told me to grab my camera. He wanted a picture in the snow. We took a few shots then he ran in the house and grabbed a pink giraffe and sat it in the snow next to him. I took a few shots and said, ‘Ok, we’re done with the giraffe’. And he said ‘No, I want this in all the pictures’.
"That stupid giraffe! Later that year he picked this photo out for the cover of his first solo album. I think that giraffe was a secret message to one of his girlfriends that he had broken up with. Maybe he wanted her to know he was still thinking about her, but he never said."