Q&A: Randal Phenning

11.04.13


 You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. Farsi. What was the last crime you witnessed? I see people running stop signs everyday at a 5-way stop near my place. It has too many moving parts for some so they disengage from reality and just blast right through the intersection. Ironically it’s across the street from the police station. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? People who subversively attempt to humiliate others. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The March on Washington, 1963. Make a prediction for the future. I’ll get older and grumpier. Your favorite painter? J.M.W. Turner. Invent a swear-word. lladnar. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Yolotosis.
How would you dress if you were suddenly an elderly man? Many would say the same way as I do now only with looser fitting pants. Or no pants. What is the next book you want to read? The White Spiderby Heinrich Harrer. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Losing hope. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? Justin Beiber. Describe a cheap thrill. Trail running. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Quantum physics.  Ultimate camera? The Nikon DXX, slated for release in 2021; 95 megapixels, full frame sensor, 8 fps, superb ISO performance to 1,000,000, and 8K video with multiple frame rates to select from. Nikon if you are reading I am available to alpha test this camera. Most used camera? Mamiya 7.
 Which living person do you most admire? My sister. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Drink more coffee, get a haircut, quit my job, go running, eat some food, go to sleep. What is your nationality? I am from the United States. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? Scandinavian. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Bravery. What is your biggest regret? Not trying harder earlier. Summer or winter? Tough, I love both equally. Fall. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Less. What part of the planet would you like to explore? If I could have a guarantee of survival: eastern Europe. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? Eastern Europe. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy?  “stay fast”

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