Q&A: Jo Ann Walters


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Exhaustion. Make a prediction for the future. Constellations. Your favorite painter Anonymous. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Always. What is it that interests you about photography? Transformational grammar. What is the worst thing about city life? Screeching disturbing noise and noise induced hearing loss. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The core. If You Had To Align Yourself With A Leader In History, Who Would It Be? Hmmmm Socrates, Noam Chomsky. Pick A Field Of Science To Be An Expert Within. Meteorology. What Was The Last Crime You Witnessed? Breaking and Entering. What Is The Next Book You Want To Read? Re-read: John Dos Passos’ The 42nd Parallel; reading now: Vijay Seshadris’ 3 Sections.

Summer Or Winter? Winter in spring. Ultimate Camera? Jacque Henri Lartigue’s Eye Traps. Most Used Camera? Mamiya II 6×7. What Object Do You Want? A utility vehicle with a platform on the roof and an automated retractable ladder. What Object Do You Need? Private 1000 ft studio with digitally adjustable light intensity and temperatures with ability to save formulas for later use. Who Would You Never Work For, No Matter How Much They Offered To Pay? Hmmmm. I can think of many. Describe A Cheap Thrill. good-bad television. Who Would You Most Like To See Embarrass Themselves? Everyone embarrasses themselves. No need to wish for it.

Is There Something Wrong With Kids Today, And If So, What? No. The world conditions them to fear solitude and introversion at great cost. Pick A Historic Moment From The Last Hundred Years To Bring A Camera To. The Rumble in the Jungle, October 1974. Kinshasa, Zaire (Ali was unable to fight in the USA because he had been stripped of his fight license as part of his punishment for not heeding the conscription call to the Army for Vietnam.) Which Talent Would You Most Like To Have? Classically trained pianist composing new music. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Point Omega |ōˈmāgə, ōˈmē-;| the twenty-fourth star in a constellation: Omega Scorpio. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Read and sleep.

Q&A with Jo Ann Walters – Images from the series DOG Town.