Q&A: Andrejs Strokins


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Nope. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Not yet. What is it that interests you about photography? Ability to render 3d image to 2d flat surface. What is the worst thing about city life? Polluted air. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Asia. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Reality. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? The most shy one. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Biology. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? I always have mobile phone to snap images. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. Furniture restoration. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Haven’t seen that one! How often do you take other people’s advice? Sometimes. Describe a personal hell. Work in the office from 9:00 till 18:00. On what occasion do you lie? When I feel that I have to. What is the best way to educate yourself? Youtube. What is the next book you want to read? “The Furniture Bible” Ultimate camera? Mamiya 7 II. Most used camera? Mobile phone. What object do you want? New fancy camera. What object do you need? Circular saw. How would you explain the internet to someone from the 1950’s? Fake world of WIFI where people are measured by likes and shares. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Nope. Describe a cheap thrill. Online gaming. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. My birth. Are impulses more important than consequences? No. Which talent would you most like to have? Levitation. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Infinite loop of work, eat & sleep.

Andrejs Strokins — From the series People in the Dunes. See more of Andrejs’ work at strokins.info