Q&A: Harry Griffin & Eva O’leary


Make a prediction for the future. This is the future. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Genital myasis would be terrible on anyone, male or female. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Jesus Christ. Not that we’re particularly religious (or at all) but because he kind of changed the course of history. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? The Man. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Cryptozoology, hands down Describe a cheap thrill. Photography. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? We’ve been waking up really early and doing calisthenics.

What should be the next animal to be domesticated? The Wooly Mammoth. Is there something wrong with kids today, and if so, what? Instant gratification. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Mokele-mbembe. Which religion seems most tempting? Chaos magic. Ultimate camera?Linhof Master Technika. Most used camera? iPhone 4/5. Which living person do you most admire? Dave Hickey / Oprah. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Spider Jerusalem / Frodo. You have the superpower to control a single emotion in all people. Which emotion? Denial What country has the best flag? Nepal. What is the most un-eatable food? Balut.

What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? Abraham Lincoln buying socks at Walmart. What will replace humans? Cyborgs. Your favorite painter? Richard Diebenkorn / Agnes Martin. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. Dolphin. What is the next book you want to read? Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller / Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Viral narcissism. Last words before death? “Trippy”.

Selected images from  Harry Griffin’s and Eva O’leary’s forthcoming book Devil’s Den.