Q&A: Noel Camardo


Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Glenn Beck. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Lee Friedlander, ALBUQUERQUE, 1972 I first saw this image at age 17. It took a while to realize why I was so drawn to it. The subject is spread throughout the frame, and was the first time I thought about making photographs that aren’t just about a singular subject or moment. Today this is still my favorite photograph, it is perfect. What is the worst thing about city life? Sometimes you want to get away from people. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Southern Louisiana. What is it that interests you about photography? I’m obsessed with making photographs, seeing what scenes look like photographed and pursuing that perfect photograph. If your photographs could talk, what would most of them say? Hey you, think about this. What Was The Last Crime You Witnessed? Skid Row 6:30am drug dealing.

What is the most complicated meal you can think of? I’ve been thinking about a 18hr pig roast. Ultimate Camera? Leica M6. Most Used Camera? Leica M9. Name one smell that triggers an abstract memory. Playdough. Describe your generation. Obsessed with cell phones, and unsubstantial digital interactions. What relationship advice do you have for us? Honesty. Choose a song to play over a montage of everything you did today. Silver Jews, Tennessee Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? Less screens, more sticks, stones and sun.

Pick An Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. Atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? Dunking a basketball over Lebron James. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Extreme Income inequality in the U.S.A. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Take photographs around Los Angeles, and get ready for valentines day with my girl.

Noel Camardo – From the series “GIANT”.