Q&A: Johan Willner


What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Send some mail, fix some pics, get the kids, play tennis, have a beer. What is your nationality? Swedish. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? Scotsman. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? The need to consume. Summer or winter? Summer. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Much less. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Labrador in Canada. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? Selinas´pub outside Sydney where I got beaten up after a Hunters And Collectors concert:)

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I been trying but not really. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. Spanish. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. A travel through Europe at the end of the second world war. Your favorite painter? Edward Hopper. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. IKEA.

What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Dying. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? IKEA. Describe a cheap thrill. Self-sex. Which religion seems most tempting? Buddhism Ultimate camera? Nikon FM2. Most used camera? Mamiya 6. Which living person do you most admire? Springsteen. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Superman.

Johan Willner – From the series Open Stands.