Q&A: Markus Andersen


Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Josef Koudelka, Valencia, Spain, May 26, 1905. Guy in hat with mannequin in background. It is weird, off centre and has always appealed to me. I like the macabre. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Always say “yes”. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Me. Name a design flaw in the human body. No camera in eyeball. It would save a lot of time and cost. What is it that interests you about photography Creating order from utter chaos and all the shiny buttons and levers on the camera. If your photographs could talk, what would most of them say? Is that the best you can do? What is the most complicated meal you can think of? Baked beans on toast. In a movie about your life which actor would play you? Errol Flynn or Oliver Reed.

Ultimate Camera? Black Leica MP film camera. Most Used Camera? Black Leica MP film camera. Name one smell that triggers an abstract memory. Cigarettes. High school and fear of getting caught. Describe your generation. Getting older all the time. Describe A Cheap Thrill. Tequila / Indonesian clove cigarettes. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The earths core. Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? Not really, no more than kids from every generation of the past.

Pick An Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. Any Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin concert of the 1970’s. Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? Time travel. Name an artist that is overrated. God. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Probably the simple act of human contact. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? To Keep breathing combined with coffee and whiskey. Last words before death? It was the Salmon mousse.

Markus Andersen – Self portrait.