Q&A: Christopher Morris


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To never have a hang over again. My head hurts. What do you consider your greatest achievement? To be doing what I do (photography) as a living is pretty great. Exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery is up there. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Daniel Day Lewis and Lara Stones love child. What is your most treasured possession? Family and friends. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “You are such a dumb dumb” Which talent would you most like to have? To paint, hence why I’m a photographer. What is the quality you most like in a man? The ability to grow beards. What is the quality you most like in a woman? The inability to grow facial hair. What do you most value in your friends? Support on all levels.

Who are your favorite writers? Bukowski, Sean Wilsey. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Henry Chinaski. Then again, I’m not sure I’d call him a hero, but an entertaining character for sure. Who are your hero’s in real life? I kinda feel I’m too old for heroes. Contemporaries – Wim Wenders, Joel Sternfeld, P.T. Anderson. How would you like to die? In my sleep. What is your biggest regret? Agreeing to do questionnaires. What is your favorite journey? Road trips in foreign lands. What is your most recognizable feature? Steve Buscimi eyes. What is your most annoying habit? Singing too loud in an enclosed motor vehicle. Ultimate camera? Mamiya 7. Not that I’ve shot with one, but I want to. Most used camera? Canon EOS 1Ds MK iii. What object do you want? Mamiya 7. What object do you need? Dishwasher.

Christopher Morris – From the series Yo No Hablo Espanol.