Q&A: Adam Jason Cohen


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? The G-Code. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? The man bun. Are you aware of any conspiracies? http://www.alexbeard.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/i_want_to_believe.jpg What is it that interests you about photography? That my curiosities can possibly make someone think more critically about things. What is the worst thing about city life? My dog, along with everyone else’s, has grown used to pissing and shitting on the sidewalk. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The United States. Straight up and down, I’m obsessed with my own country. It’s a strange place. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? I really can’t answer this but that television show Supernatural is by far one of the worst things I have ever witnessed. Rest assured. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? I’m going to stay clear of this question. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Chemistry. Probably could be a rich man by now. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? “Pictures don’t happen when there isn’t film in my camera.”

Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. I would like to be someone who hunts and kills poachers. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Robert Frank – White baby with black nurse. And it’s not even close. How often do you take other people’s advice? Often, except no one probably should ever take my advice. Describe a personal hell. Spot Healing tool in Photoshop, or my dog taking a second dump and I only have one bag. Which living person do you most admire? JR Smith aka Team Swish. On what occasion do you lie? “I bummed this cig.” What was the last crime you witnessed? Stop snitchin’ What is the best way to educate yourself? Trial by fire. What is the next book you want to read http://www.amazon.com/dp/0941702464/ref=wl_it_dp_v_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2BIG9MB4EO0L8&coliid=I2CGAS9C8VRN4S

Ultimate camera? Mamiya 7. Most used camera? Mamiya 7, Olympus MJUII – 50/50. What object do you want? A Drum Scanner, as long as it comes with a person to scan my negatives. What object do you need? Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water. How would you explain the internet to someone from the 1950’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntmuSzxopVk Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Surprisingly, yes. Describe a cheap thrill. The internet. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. D-Day, Normandy, France, Omaha Beach, my grandfather was there fighting. Are impulses more important than consequences? Shoot now, ask questions later. Which talent would you most like to have? The ability to charge my phone through the touch of my fingers. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Drive from Chicago to Pittsburg.

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