Q&A: Tim Jørgensen


Are our lives controlled by fate or sexual urges?  Sexual urges. What is the most un-eatable food? I eat everything. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. Danish. How often do you hear people compare things to Seinfeld? Rarely. You will never love again, what now? I would pretend I did. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Oluf Palme. What was the last crime you witnessed? Crossing the street when the light was red….uhh. Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. 20 more years. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Politicians. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The fall of the Berlin wall. Make a prediction for the future.  That every predictions wont come true.

Your favorite painter? Gerhard Richter. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population.  Zzop ping. Would you still take photos if you could only take them in nightclubs? …No. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you trust your closest friends? 9.9 How would you dress if you were suddenly an elderly man? Like I do. I am an elderly man. How would you survive in prison? By keeping myself busy. Whilst getting a bad haircut, do you speak up or hope that it works out? Speak up. What is the next book you want to read? Karl Ove Knausgaard- Min Kamp 6. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? Racists.

Describe a cheap thrill.  Riding the train without a ticket. What country has the best flag? I Like the idea of a country without a flag. Is hesitation a kind of weakness? Its a strength, give yourself some time to think about what you are doing. Could you own a gun? I don’t need it, no one does. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Astronomy. Which religion seems most tempting? I don’t get tempted by religions, but I can get inspired. Ultimate camera? Mamiya 6×7. Most used camera? Plaubel makina 6×7. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Robin hood. Who are hero’s in real life? People who have a vision and don’t put themselves and their needs first.

Tim Jørgensen – From the series Faces of Dubai.