Q&A: Troy Holden


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Lay low and keep shooting. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Developing film and darkroom prints. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Lomo 800 is really expired Agfa 400. What is it that interests you about photography? It’s very difficult to take a good candid photo. What is the worst thing about city life? Gunfire outside my daughter’s elementary school. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Midtown Manhattan. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Demons. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Computer. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? I wish I’d discovered photography much earlier in life. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. Stay at home dad. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. What type of question is that. How often do you take other people’s advice? All the time. Describe a personal hell. Hangover with an angry wife and sick kids. Which living person do you most admire? My wife.

On what occasion do you lie? “Did you just take my picture”. What was the last crime you witnessed? Shoplifting. What is the best way to educate yourself? Photobooks and peer feedback. What is the next book you want to read? “Traffic” by Henry Wessel (on perpetual pre-order from Amazon). Ultimate camera? Olympus Stylus Epic. Most used camera? Olympus Stylus Epic. What object do you want? Olympus Stylus Epic. What object do you need? Olympus Stylus Epic. Describe a cheap thrill. Tossing pennies into streetcar tracks on Market Street. Pick a historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. Late 1960s. Are impulses more important than consequences? Almost always. Which talent would you most like to have? Being able to function on 4 or 5 hours of sleep. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? It’s supposed to rain, so staying in and playing video games with my kids.

To see more of Troy’s work visit his Website and Instagram linked here — troyholden.com / Instagram