Q&A: Geoffrey Ellis


Make a prediction for the future. I will be the father of two by May 2013. Your favorite painter? Robert Bechtle. Invent a swear-word. Funt. You will never love again, what now? Die slowly and sadly. Name any band from history that you would like to join. Beastie Boys from 1988-1998. What is the worst mode of transportation? Unicycle. Name someone you would like to destroy. No names necessary, they will destroy themselves. Are you aware of any conspiracies? I used to be, but I grew up, got busy, and stopped caring about what other people are plotting. Which colour is the saddest and which is the most confident? Brown doesn’t have a lot going for it. Blue is pretty confident. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Find me a leader who was/is truly uncorrupt and I’ll align myself. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? Dunno, but the scariest place I’ve been was Lagos, Nigeria. 

In a movie about your life which actor would play you? Jason Lee. What should be the next animal to be domesticated? Sloths,They wouldn’t get into much trouble. What do you think God looks like? That’s too pretentious to answer. If your face was on the front of a restaurant what would be served inside? Memphis BBQ. Are pets actually prisoners? Yes, but I like being a warden. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Jagermeister. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you trust your closest friends? 8.9. Ultimate camera? Leica S2. Most used camera? 5D MkII. What makes bad art bad? Bad artists who think they are good. Rap or guitars? Rap. What is sexy to you? My wife… especially if she was behind the wheel of a 1968 BMW 2000cs. Do you believe in world peace? No. Are our lives controlled by fate or sexual urges? I believe in luck instead. What was the last crime you witnessed? Maroon 5 being number one on the pop charts.

Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Smug politicians. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. JFK Assassination (1963) Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? A smug politician. Is hesitation a kind of weakness? Yes, and by that measure, I am weak. Could you own a gun? Probably. What relationship advice do you have for us? If you like it then you should put a ring on it. Approximately, how many cigarettes will it take to get cancer? 20,937. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Astronomy. Which living person do you most admire? My old man. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Vic Mackey. Last words before death? See you suckers on the other side!

Geoffrey Ellis – From the series Valley of the Meadows.