From an interview with Rinko Kawauchi, a Japanese photographer I am unfamiliiar with, comes what is possibly the world’s worst interview question:
Miss Kawauchi, your photos bring me into a world of quiet contemplation, your camera captures the most intricate details of every day life, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and revealing a lyrical rhythm to our daily lives and surroundings. Before I go into your motifs and motivation, may I start by asking you what cameras you use?
I tried reading this question out loud to my wife but was so lost in laughter by the time I came to the actual question that I could hardly finish it. To start with such a sycophantic statement that would make even Charlie Rose or James Lipton blush only to follow with “what cameras do you use” makes me marvel that Ms. Kawauchi finished the inteview at all. Glad she did. Apparently she’s “the next upcoming photographer – even in London”!