Q&A: Yishu Wang


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Not sure, shooting makes time flow slowly. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Human being turns to be mechanical. Are you aware of any conspiracies?vMobile phones know you better than yourself. What is it that interests you about photography? All. What is the worst thing about city life? Noise and horrible air quality. What part of the planet would you like to explore? The places where I haven’t been, like Africa. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Deja vu with someone who you’ve met for the very first time. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? I have no interest in politics, but I like to observe it. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Zoologist. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? None. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. Travel Ambassador, I can travel to wherever I want. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen. Nope, there are many pictures that I like, but I can’t single one out in particular at the moment. How often do you take other people’s advice? It depends on whose advice.

Describe a personal hell. Disease. Which living person do you most admire? My mom, because she is positive. On what occasion do you lie? Rarely, when the occasion is awkward. What was the last crime you witnessed? Someone kicked a dog. What is the best way to educate yourself? Suffer some losses. What is the next book you want to read? Re-read Franz Kafka’s books. Ultimate camera? Eyes. Most used camera? Sony A7r2, iphone6sp. What object do you want? Have no idea. What object do you need? Medium format digital camera. How would you explain the internet to someone from the 1950’s? You can do anything on the internet. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Pretty good, because I swim often. Describe a cheap thrill. Shooting with mobile phone. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. Cultural Revolution of China. Are impulses more important than consequences? It depends, like the impulse of suicide. It’s good to have impulse but most time I keep calm. Which talent would you most like to have? Fly or stealth. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Heading to Jiazazhi bookstore and talk about my new magazine.

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