Q&A: Sanna Charles


Which talent would you most like to have? To have the skills to create objects using wood, metal and stone. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. Spanish. You will never love again, what now? Impossible. Though if that were to happen I would probably get more work done. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Clara Zetkin. Is disappointment healthy? Only if you don’t let it get you down. What was the last crime you witnessed? A drunk driver flipping his car and setting fire to the nearby grassy hillside. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? None. Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. A seat on a moon shuttle. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The collapse of the Berlin Wall. Make a prediction for the future. We’re all going to die. Ultimate camera? Leica rangefinders. Most used camera? Mamiya 7II. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? More of an antihero but Winston Smith of George Orwell’s 1984. Who are hero’s in real life? My grandparents.

Using three words, describe art. Communication, Expression, Nature. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Geology. Who are your favorite writers? John Steinbeck, Philip K. Dick, Raymond Carver, Carson McCullers, Isaac Asimov, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, R. J. Ellory, Jean-Paul Sartre, Aldous Huxley, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. What is the worst thing about marijuana? Occasional paranoia and lethargy. Name one smell that triggers an abstract memory. Rosehip bushes – The street in Kapula, Helsinki where my great aunt Minna used to live. You have the superpower to control a single emotion in all people. Which emotion? Courage. Whilst getting a bad haircut, do you speak up or hope that it works out? Speak up. What is the most complicated meal you can think of? Anything with fresh crab. What will replace humans? Crabs. Summer or winter? Winter. What is your favorite occupation? Musician. Last words before death? There was band playing in my head and I felt like getting high.

Sanna Charles – From the series God Listens to Slayer.