Q&A: Tom Gaiger

16.11.13

Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Gordon Ramsey. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Superman. What is the worst thing about city life? No garden. What part of the planet would you like to explore? America, mainly the west. I’ve still never been to America but I’m planning on it soon and it’s gonna be incredible. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Do what you want, not what anyone else wants you to do. Are Pets Actually Prisoners? No way. If You Had To Align Yourself With A Leader In History, Who Would It Be? Henry VIII, because he just ate food and made up laws. Pick A Field Of Science To Be An Expert Within. Astrology. What Was The Last Crime You Witnessed? My girlfriend accidentally stealing Catch Me If You Can on DVD in an Asda in Cornwall at 1am. What Is The Next Book You Want To Read? Anything by Cormac McCarthy.

Summer Or Winter? Summer summer summer summer. Ultimate Camera? As small and handy as a compact digital, but shoots 5×4 polaroids and negatives and digital files at the same time. And the negatives and polaroids are free and so is the processing. And the camera. Most Used Camera? I’ve had loads, but currently a compact digital. What Object Do You Want? See ultimate camera question. What Object Do You Need? A house. Who Would You Never Work For, No Matter How Much They Offered To Pay? I could never be a bus or taxi driver in London. I’d either kill someone or have a nervous breakdown. Describe A Cheap Thrill. Riding my bike with no hands. Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? They’re boring. Get off Facebook and climb a tree or something.

Pick An Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. Agh I’m really not too sure – I’m struggling to think of a time in the past 100 years when there wasn’t already someone with a camera.. Now if I could go back 1000 years… that would really blow my mind. Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? Magician. Would You Prefer To Have Children Or The Nobel Prize? Children. Is Hesitation A Kind Of Weakness? Yes. I mean, no. I don’t know. Name an artist that is overrated. Most popular musicians. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Clever people doing pointless jobs, hopefully What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Finish this interview, get some lunch, work on some pictures I took in Cornwall, maybe go to the arcade on south bank to win some pacman merchandise, sleep. Last words before death? That’s dark for a Tuesday afternoon. Thanks?

Tom Gaiger –  From the series Killing Time.