Q&A: Alex Catt


Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Steven Seagal. Make a prediction for the future. Aliens. Where in Europe would you like to be magically transported? Maybe some remote forest to try and see a wolf in the wild. Which Country has the best flag? Greenland. What will replace humans? Aliens. Your favorite painter? Caspar David Friedrich. Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. Infinite knowledge. What was the last crime you witnessed? Some guy running out of a shop in town. Are pets actually prisoners? Zoo’s are large prisons for animals. How would you survive in prison? Escape. What is the next book you want to read? Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. X-03a. Would you still take photos if you could only take them in nightclubs? I guess I may try for a little while. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you trust your closest friends? Nine point five.

How would you dress if you were suddenly an elderly man? Much the same. Do you believe in world peace? No. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Endless humiliation. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? The Government. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Fringe science. Describe a cheap thrill. Throwing a lighter at the floor. Do you have a passion for fashion? I like clothes. Is hesitation a kind of weakness?A sign of self doubt maybe. Could you own a gun? No. Which religion seems most tempting? Buddhism, maybe – I haven’t really looked into religions much. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is one of my favourite books though. Ultimate camera? Some kind of ultra lightweight 5×4 field camera. Most used camera? Mamiya RZ67. Which living person do you most admire? Anyone having a good time. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Billy Pilgrim. Last words before death? Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Alex Catt – From the series As Water Returns to the Sea.