Q&A: Eamon Macmahon


You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. French. What was the last crime you witnessed? Reckless driving, someone crashed into me on the weekend. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? I don’t like watching people embarrass themselves. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The discovery of the Chauvet Cave, 1994. Make a prediction for the future. Increasing complexity, eventually leading to a reset of some kind. Your favorite painter? Joan Miro, but I don’t know very much about painting. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Gluttonsloth. How would you dress if you were suddenly an elderly man? Stylish, slightly formal, but comfortable enough to stretch in. What is the next book you want to read? ‘The Story Trap’, by Masha du Toit.

What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Losing curiosity. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? People involved in animal testing. Describe a cheap thrill. Shark cage diving. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Whichever one involves the most field work and exploration of uncharted territories. Which religion seems most tempting? Voodoo? Ultimate camera? Really depends on the subject. Most used camera? Mamiya 7 ll. Which living person do you most admire? Can’t think of a living one. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Momo. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Catching up on work today, driving to the Bruce Peninsula tomorrow to walk in the woods and see what damage the hurricane did.

What is your nationality? Canadian. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? Icelandic. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Pride. What is your biggest regret? No real regrets. Summer or winter? Spring and Fall. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Less. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The South Pacific, by sailboat. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? Cape Horn, by sailboat. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. This has been on my mind a lot, recently.

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