Q&A: Sarah Pannell


Does the modern world impress you? Equally impressive and concerning. In the event of a disaster, where would you go? Hmm.. Wilpena Pound in South Australia. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “man” or “sweet”. Do you believe in world peace? As a concept, absolutely, but sadly not with the greed, corruption & divisions that currently exists. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Leslie Knope. Is disappointment healthy? I think so Is it healthy to meet your heroes? Potentially, but it’s worth the risk. When are you most aware you are ageing? When I see how fast my niece is growing up. Ultimate camera? Right now, a Contax g2 complete with a mini invisibility cloak. Most used camera? Mamiya 7 or my xa2. What is the best way to educate yourself? Travel and having an open mind.

Which living person do you most admire? A very close friend of mine. Do you google too much? No such thing as too much of a good thing. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Certainly not, I have terrible upper body strength. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Wizardry What is your nationality? Australian. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? An interesting exotic combination, for example half Mongolian, half Brazilian. What is it that interests you about photography? Everyday i can do something i enjoy Are you aware of any conspiracies? Heard a pretty awesome one recently about there being a species of dinosaur living deep within the Congo; I’m certainly intrigued.

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Gratitude for how good I’ve got it. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? One evening on a particularly scenic bus ride through Hong Kong Island. Make a prediction for the future. A dire worldwide water shortage. Name one smell that triggers an abstract memory. Freshly mown grass brings childhood summers to mind. You have the superpower to control a single emotion in all people. Which emotion? Empathy. Last words before death? It’s been nice.

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