In 1949 Moser travelled to Scotland to photograph leading Scottish artists and writers as an assignment for American ‘Vogue’. Among the many photographs she took is this fond image of Neil Gunn and James Bridie who were both associated with the Scottish Renaissance. Gunn was a prolific novelist, playwright and critic, born in the Highlands, Gaelic culture was the source of much of his inspiration. Bridie, on the other hand, was born in Glasgow and studied medicine, before becoming a playwright and screenwriter. Moser shows these two literary giants smiling and joking, enjoying a cigarette and each others company. They appear content and good-humoured which contrasts to Moser’s somewhat distant, almost photo-documentary position, standing just on the outside.