Q&A: Coco Young


Which historical figure do you most identify with? Cleopatra. Which religion seems most tempting? Catholicism so I can get married at the Vatican some day. Which living person do you most admire? Sophie Calle. Which living person do you most despise? My student loans debt collector. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Jean-Paul Marat. Describe a cheap thrill. a manicure. Which talent would you most like to have? the magical talent of html coding. The book or the movie? Book. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Less, people need to really speak their minds. Could you own a gun? Noo. The flu or a black eye? Black eye. What was the last crime you witnessed? A month ago I witnessed myself stealing a sandwich from the reykjavik airport cafeteria.

What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? I was an indoor Halal butcher market in Marseilles, France. The lights were fluorescent which made the meat bright red. This little blonde girl, around the age of 5, dressed like a bimbo in a pink mini skirt and little sparkly stilettos (!!!!) walked in and leaned against the glass counter right in front of all the bloody meat. She began staring at me really provocatively. The contrast between the dripping raw ground beef and this adult-child was really strong. I went back the next day hoping she would be there but of course, she wasn’t. Who are your favorite writers? Graham Greene, Jean Rhys, Andre Breton. Using three words, describe having a boyfriend/girlfriend. Unlimited slumber parties.

Summer or winter? winter. Ultimate camera? I’m not really into cameras, I’m into chance. Whatever is around works for me. Most used camera? Stylus Olympus. What object do you want? a Laura Ashley bed + mattress. What object do you need? iPhone 5, waiting list uuuuggghhh. What is your favorite occupation? Making movies in my head. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. May 1969. What is the quality you most like in a man? Rough hands. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Loyalty. Using four words, compose your last words.  The buried treasure is…

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