Q&A: Chris Sisarich

21.11.12


Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The last 100 years has been busy. Would of been amazing to have been one of the guys walking on the moon. The guy with a camera. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Yes. But I’d like to be able to hold my breath for longer while I’m being thrashed by the ocean. Is there something wrong with kids today, and if so, what? Kids are awesome beautiful creatures. There is something wrong with all of us to a degree. I think more importantly it’s about the parents that neglect their kids. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? That God exists. Which religion seems most tempting? Religion is generally a set of rules and regulations. That doesn’t interest or tempt me. Relationship does. What is the most un-eatable food? Anything rotten or off. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? There was a moment surfing in Northern Sumartra when I was getting tubed. ( doesn’t happen very often ) The view was amazing and would of made a perfect picture.

What will replace humans? More humans. Your favorite painter? I don’t have a favorite Painter. But love works by Edward Hopper or Paul Klee. NZ Painter Grahame Sydney works resonate with me. What part of the planet would you like to explore? I love the Middle East for it’s intensity. Antarctica for it’s starkness and absolute remoteness. Anywhere where I’m traveling to next. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Jesus. Love the dude. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? Never say never. Describe a cheap thrill. Body surfing or a Big grassy hill & a piece of cardboard. Ultimate camera? Alpa 12 with a IQ160 Phase Back. Most used camera? Now the Nikon D800E. Which living person do you most admire? I think my children. I love their zest and hunger for life. It inspires me. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Steve Austin ‘The Six Million Dollar MAn’ You have the superpower to control a single emotion in all people. Which emotion? ummmm…… interesting. Imagine a world where everyone was genuinely happy.

Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? I have always enjoyed playing pranks on my best friends, and I get a good laugh and enjoyment out of seeing them embarrass themselves. Make a prediction for the future. That life will go on. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? For sure. Live today. What should be the next animal to be domesticated? A cross between my cat and a lion. Are you aware of any conspiracies? I’m aware of many. I don’t believe them all, but love hearing them and talking about them. A museum of natural history and a museum of contemporary art are on fire. Who gets the water? Natural History. I love all that stuff. Name one smell that triggers an abstract memory. Frangipani flowers. What was the last crime you witnessed? A bunch of guys crashed their car out the front of our house and did a runner. How would you survive in prison? On that bad food they serve. You’d just have to get on with it wouldn’t you. I think I’d study and hopefully take lots of really interesting portraits. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. French. What is the next book you want to read? Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. One that is already alive and doing a good job. Greed. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you trust your closest friends? 10. Last words before death? See you there.

Chris Sisarich – From the series Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere.