Q&A: Sarker Protick


Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Quantum Physics. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? Many. Most of the time it was raining. 
Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Till now I think an old family photograph, with my father. How often do you take other people’s advice?
 I do usually, whenever I feel necessary. Describe a personal hell/ nightmare? Social gathering. Which living person do you most admire?
Thom Yorke. On what occasion do you lie? Mostly when I am supposed to be somewhere and meet people but I don’t feel like doing any of that. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? 
Minimalism is something that I want to achieve. It’s not easy though. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? 
Selfie. Hopefully. people will get over it and realize how stupid it was and later they will stop doing it at all.

What is it that interests you about photography? 
It has the ability to make reality look so unreal. What is the worst thing about city life? 
Almost everything. Especially the noise. Ohh.. I hate it from the guts. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Europe and Antarctica also. What is the best way to educate yourself?
 To observe and feel and then absorb all in. What is the next book you want to read? Rilke’s letters to a poet. Ultimate camera? 
Some kind of digital medium format can be interesting. What object do you want? A Grand piano.  What object do you need? An efficient water proof system for my camera which will allow me to photograph in the rain. 
Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? No. Day by day becoming lazier. Describe a cheap thrill. 
New kinds of drugs. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. Travelling to the moon. Are impulses more important than consequences? 
Don’t think so. Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to write. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Will spend time at the beach till midnight. Then back to the hotel room and sleep and wake up in the morning to travel back to my home city.

Sarker Protick is a documentary photographer and teacher based in Bangladesh. For more of his work visit his website here.