Q&A: Ike Edeani — David

24.10.18

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? More sleep, meditation, cooking, running, generally taking better care of my health. What will baffle future generations about our day and age? The current administration. Also systemic racism. I hope. Are you aware of any conspiracies? Social media as a concept. Probably will not end well. What is it that interests you about photography? Fleeting moments, never gets old. What is the worst thing about city life? How much it costs. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Home actually. Enugu, Nigeria, where I’m from. Though I grew up there, I’ve never gotten the chance to explore it photographically. I’m starting to do that now. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? Reincarnation. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Fela Kuti. Seriously. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Psychology. That’d come in real handy I imagine. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? My nephew’s first steps. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. Part of the backroom staff at Chelsea FC. How often do you take other people’s advice? Not often. Describe a personal hell. Clutter. What is the best way to educate yourself? Slow down, pay attention, and then do. What is the next book you want to read? James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time. Ultimate camera? Mamiya 7II. Most used camera?
Mamiya 7II. What object do you want?. An Imacon X5. What object do you need? Nothing, actually. How would you explain the internet to someone from the 1950’s? “With great power comes great responsibility.” Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength Definitely not. Is anyone? Maybe The Rock, or Dave Bautista. Describe a cheap thrill. The Staten Island Ferry. It’s free. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The moment my parents met. Are impulses more important than consequences? Not always. Which talent would you most like to have? A photographic memory. What is your plan for the next 24 hours?
Shoot 3 portrait commissions, and make some contact sheets.

Ike Edeani is a NY based photographer, born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria. To see more of his work visit — Website / Instagram.