Q&A: Roger Minick


You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. French. You will never love again, what now? Time to go to the happy hunting grounds. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? FDR. Is disappointment healthy? Only if I learn something from it. What was the last crime you witnessed? George W Bush as President. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? The building of the pyramids. Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. Can’t think of anything. Make a prediction for the future. With our mind’s imagination we will be able to directly create an infinite variety of images. Is your country in safe hands politically, and if not, when was it last? Currently safer than last time around but that’s not saying a lot. Ultimate camera? 5D Mark III. Most used camera? iPhone.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Art Croft in The Oxbow Incident. Who are hero’s in real life? Firemen and paramedics. Which living person do you most admire? Bob Dylan. Which living person do you most despise? George W Bush. Who are your favorite writers? Vladimir Nabokov, Annie Proulx, and Jonathan Franzen. Where would you like to live? Paris. What is your favorite occupation?  Photographer. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves?  George W Bush. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The Lost Generation in 1920s Paris. A museum of natural history and a museum of contemporary art are on fire. Who gets the water?  Museum of Natural History.

Roger Minick – From the series Sightseer.