Q&A: Jordan Madge


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? They always seem to change, but simply put at the moment – do what you enjoy. What is it that interests you about photography? It’s such a versatile tool. What is the worst thing about city life? Too many people. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The unexplored. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. David Attenborough’s assistant. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. There are many that have influenced me, so not one in particular. How often do you take other people’s advice?
Fairly often. Describe a personal hell. A room full of people chewing with their mouthes open.

On what occasion do you lie? When I’m not telling the truth. What was the last crime you witnessed? J-walking. What is the best way to educate yourself? By doing. What is the next book you want to read? Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘A Man in Love’. Ultimate camera? Pentax 6x7ii would be great to play with. Most used camera? Mamiya 7. What object do you want? A more comfortable desk chair. What object do you need? I can’t think of any object I really need. How would you explain the internet to someone from the 1950’s? A giant intangible mass. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? I’d say so, sure! Describe a cheap thrill. Removing a hard drive from the computer without safely ejecting. Are impulses more important than consequences? It’s all about finding a balance! Which talent would you most like to have? Novelist/writer

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