Q&A: Matt Wilson


What is your idea of perfect happiness? Freedom & Space. What is your greatest fear? The death of my Father. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Winston Churchill. Which living person do you most admire?  Aung San Suu Kyi. Which living person do you most despise? Any participant in the abuse of children. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Umm. Which talent would you most like to have? Free diving. What is your current state of mind? Anxious to get back on the road. What are your favorite writers?  Anthony Loyd, Robert Young Pelton, Raymond Carver, Charles Bukowski, Bruce Chatwin, Aidan Hartley, Michel Herr.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? My heroes are of real life. Who are hero’s in real life? My Grandfather, My Father, Winston Churchill, Sam Pekinpah, Don McCullin, Tim Page, Neil Davis, David Stirling, the list goes on. How would you like to die? Whilst sleeping. Summer or winter? Whatever the weather. If you were an inanimate object, what would it be? A P38. Ultimate camera? The one i own. Most used camera? Leica MP. What object do you want? I don’t want for objects. What object do you need? I have what i need. Where would you like to live? Off the beaten path. What is your favorite occupation? Being true to oneself. What is the quality you most like in a man? Honesty. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Honesty.

Matt Wilson – From the series Stateside.