Q&A: Juan Madrid


Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Physics. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Ghosts. What is the worst thing about city life? Despair can be overly present. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Australia or El Salvador. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Whatever happens, happens. But do what you can to change that. Are Pets Actually Prisoners? They occupy some weird grey area between prisoner and friend. If You Had To Align Yourself With A Leader In History, Who Would It Be? Ghengis Khan.

What Was The Last Crime You Witnessed? No one was arrested but a fight in public. One dude (drunk) ended up pretty bloody after pulling a knife and threatening to kill the other guy and his dog. What Is The Next Book You Want To Read? Planning on rereading House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Book I haven’t read – White Noise by Don Delillo. Summer Or Winter? Summer though I can’t live without winter. Ultimate Camera? A 6×7 film camera that’s as quiet as a Leica and super light. Or an equivalent digital camera that could replicate film’s qualities. Most Used Camera? Bronica GS-1. Describe A Cheap Thrill. Exploring abandoned buildings. Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? Speaking generally, they have it too easy and have too many distractions. Pick An Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. The invention of fire.

Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? Juggling chainsaws. Would You Prefer To Have Children Or The Nobel Prize? Children but not for a while. Is Hesitation A Kind Of Weakness? It can be. It can also keep you alive in some situations. Name an artist that is overrated. Terry Richardson. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Why we let greed and power have so much influence in our world. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Read, look at photos online or photobooks, walk my dog, walk around looking for photographs. And if I’m employed go to work whenever that is. Last words before death? Ideally it’d just be a guttural roar.

Juan Madrid – From the series Waiting on the Dream.