Q&A: Todd Gross

26.07.13

What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Try to maintain my sanity. What is your nationality? ‘Merican. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? None really. The whole concept of nations, strikes me as childish and antiquated. People are people. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Continence. What is your biggest regret? Not getting with photography at a younger age. I coulda possibly been somebody maybe! Summer or winter? Winter by a thousand million miles. Summer is a for-shit season here in NYC. A tiring, aggravating, hot  and humid sweaty stink of a time. In Winter my head is clear and the light, when it’s out, is right where I want it.Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Less. Skins are becoming too thin.

What part of the planet would you like to explore? Honestly, I’m open to suggestion, but I do love reading about Antarctica and other remote places. I’m no misanthrope, but getting as far away from people as possible interests me. Probably, because I’ve lived my whole life in one of the more densely populated places on the planet. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? My Uncle Frank’s bathroom on a Sunday morning. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Yes. Have a good time all the time. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. German. I’d like to be able to understand the dialogue in some of my scheisse vids. What was the last crime you witnessed? Saw a fella put mayo on his pastrami sandwich the other day. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? At the moment, Donald Trump. Although he manages to do that to himself everyday on Twitter.

Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The moon landing. I think it would have been great to see the event from an outsiders perspective. Make a prediction for the future. Spats for girls. Your favorite painter? Ed Hopper. I don’t know shit about painting. Invent a swear-word. cumgurt. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Facebook. What is the next book you want to read? What’s a book? Or that one on Amazon that I’m gonna order at some point.

What is the worst thing to happen to a man? I reckon it would be having ones cock lopped off? Really, having anything lopped is probably pretty bad. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? At the moment, Donald Trump. But, um… how much money are we talking about? Describe a cheap thrill. I don’t think there is such a thing. You get what you pay for. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Astronomy. Space is rad.

Which religion seems most tempting? Judaism. I’m halfway there already and I like the food. Ultimate camera? Pocket-able full-frame digital for under $1000 with a REAL VIEWFINDER in addition to the screen. Most used camera? My Nikon DSLR. The Swiss Army knife of cameras. Which living person do you most admire? The guy who delivers the reefer. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Captain Kirk.

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