Q&A: Tim Schutsky


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? I have been trying to increase patience in my life and not let myself have any expectations. It’s important to be positive and productive and not worry about being successful. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? The discrimination and inequality that we continue to live with. What is it that interests you about photography? Photography is an excuse for me to look at things.  A way for me to understand and question my own background, desires, hopes and also a way to explore things I might not know about. What part of the planet would you like to explore? I went to New Zealand recently for a few weeks and had a big road trip with my friend and his six year old son. I’d been meaning to visit there for quite some time and I’m really happy I finally got there.

Which living person do you most admire? I’m really inspired by Martin Strel, a Slovenian swimmer who is currently attempting to swim the circumference of the earth.  The documentary Big River Man in which he swims the Amazon river is among my favorite things I have seen lately. How often do you take other people’s advice? Depends on who’s giving it but I’d say pretty often. What is the best way to educate yourself? Ask questions, be curious about things and don’t hold back. Most used camera? Phase one IQ260 & 110mm lens. What object do you want? Desire is the cause of anxiety!  I try to not get caught up in these things. Are impulses more important than consequences? Impulses are important yes, that being said consequences can last forever. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Talk with friends & family, continue to finish neglected duties, take time to relax and look forward to upcoming opportunities.

Featured – The Odds of Being Born, made In collaboration with Keren Shavit. Click through for more of Tim’s work – Website / Instagram.