Q&A: Jason Koxvold

02.12.12

Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Quantum physics. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Donald Trump. Most of the time he obliges. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? That time isn’t a linear thing that only goes forward the way we think it does. I don’t know if that’s supernatural. What does that really mean? What is the worst thing about city life? All this noise all the time. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The hinterlands of China. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Say yes to almost everything. That ended up with me driving 10,000 miles to Mongolia. Are Pets Actually Prisoners?  If they are, they don’t seem to mind. But then, neither do we, man. If You Had To Align Yourself With A Leader In History, Who Would It Be? Alfred Nobel, despite his being Swedish.

What Was The Last Crime You Witnessed? The Iraq war. What Is The Next Book You Want To Read? 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. Summer Or Winter? Winter. Ultimate Camera? My Wista 8×10 field camera. Most Used Camera? My iPhone. What Object Do You Want? A tree to plant in front of my house. What Object Do You Need? A 20kw generator for when the power goes out. Who Would You Never Work For, No Matter How Much They Offered To Pay? Honestly, I might not be that principled. Describe A Cheap Thrill. Winning. Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? I think there’s something wrong with the way we raise kids today.

Pick An Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. Hiroshima. Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? I would love to be able to bite my tongue more. Things just come out. Would You Prefer To Have Children Or The Nobel Prize? Children. Is Hesitation A Kind Of Weakness? No. Sometimes you have to think about things a little. Name an artist that is overrated. Gregory Crewdson. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Gregory Crewdson. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Head upstate. Not speak to anyone for a couple of days if at all possible. Last words before death? Well, that went well.

Jason Koxvold – From the series Everything, and Nothing.