Please explain what just happened.

I was trying to grope you.

 

What is your earliest memory?

Fighting in the womb with my goddamn twin brother. He was trying to strangle me with our umbilical cord. I was supposed to be first.

If you weren’t a photographer, what other profession would you choose?

A quantum physicist… but I hate math. I guess that would be a theoretical quantum physicist?

 

Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.

Three celery stalks, prune juice, and a half-eaten human foot.

 

 

Is there a time you wish you’d lied?

Yes. All the time. I would be much more successful.

 

What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Buy Apple, sell. Buy Microsoft, sell. Then buy Apple again. Oh, and don’t ever grow a mustache and drive a panel van, that’s not hipster, it’s just creepy. Do you want some candy?

If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

Disney’s Childhood Classics.  Nothing like singing along to “I’m a Little Teapot.”  It always makes me feel so much better.

 

What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?

The New Scientist, Gizmodo and Science Daily. Should I have lied on that one, too?

 


From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

Art inspires me, and there is art everywhere, be it a plumber or a sex addict. People are inspiring. I used to have all this crazy gaudy religious art and even though it was loud and garish you could tell that the people who created it were really into it.

 

Name a book that changed your life.

A Guide to Econometrics.No explanation needed. If you’ve read it, you understand.

The worst book I’ve ever read was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.  Just thinking of it makes me want to join the tea party.

If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

The first time I heard “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I was with my good friends Wayne and Garth, we were driving the Pacer around one night in Indiana. It was such a pure moment… All of us were singing the separate harmonies. I wish someone had filmed it.

 

 

How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

Only one degree.  We had anonymous sex in the bathroom of the Minneapolis airport. International arrivals. At least, I think it was him.  He told me to call him Mr. Bacon, and he wouldn’t let me look at him.

 

What makes you feel most guilty?

Everything. I’m a recovering Catholic, and I haven’t recovered very well.

What would you most like to have invented?

The eyelash curler. I don’t know why. It’s an amazing thing, how they figured that out. It just fascinates me.

 

What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

Follow your dreams.

(I’m totally lying.)

Brianna in the studio next door says the worst advice I’ve ever given to her was to tell her to add Kokapelli to all her artwork.

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

Open a tiki bar.We don’t have any tiki bars here. Denver needs a tiki bar.

 

What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?

Farting in the car on a long road trip in the middle of winter… uphill both ways in the snow.

 

Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?

Lets Make a Deal, so that I could dress up like a playing card. The Jack of Diamonds, to be exact.

 

 

What do you want to know?

I want to remember what I invented on the roof while drinking copious amounts of alcohol last night with Brianna. It was genius. It was a billion dollar idea.  There was something about third nipples and time travel.

 

 

What would you like your last words to be?

Whoooooooooooops.

 

Please explain what will happen.

Double Rainbow. All the way. And maybe I’ll get a haircut.

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ANTHONY CAMERA is a Denver-based commercial photographer specializing in editorial and advertising photography and in both studio and environmental portraiture. Camera’s work has appeared in Westword, News Week, Starz-Encore, Psychology Today, Cricket, and Inline Media among others.

He graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in both Psychology and Economics, then went on to earn a Master's degree in Economics, also from University of Denver. “I tried to deny my lifelong calling as God’s official photographer and strive for a life in middle-management," he says. "That didn’t work out so well."

While earning his BA, Camera also attended American University in Paris and Parsons Paris, where he studied photography. This explains the heavy European influence visible throughout his work. Camera has lived and worked in New York City, Sweden, France and London. With 20 years experience in his field, his soulful and sometimes deeply disturbing images capture his subjects with a brutal honestly, creating a full experience for both viewer and photographer.

And yes, Camera is his real name.

19 responses to “21 Questions with Anthony Camera”

  1. Anthony!

    It’s great to have you here. I wish you would remember what you invented the other night, too. Anything with third nipples and time travel sounds just about perfect.

  2. Erika Rae says:

    Hey Anthony – So good to see you here. Even better, so glad I got to meet you. These pics are amazing. Seriously. And the eyelash curler IS a fantastic invention. Just think of the roof session that spawned that one.

  3. Joe Daly says:

    The chihuahua pic is my fave, although seeing Erika Rae with an axe is strangely comforting.

    Great interview, and amazing pix. Welcome aboard, Anthony!

  4. Dana says:

    Awesome images! Also, Anthony – your name is beyond cool. What else could you possibly do with that name? (You probably have a brother who’s a taxidermist or something.)

  5. Anthony says:

    I’m doing some taxidermy in my basement right now

  6. Phillip Fallingwater says:

    ? Is the girl with the dull axe Native American?

    She seems so out of place , not a mean bone in that face

    great photography

  7. Gloria says:

    Atlas Shrugged stole two weeks of my life and I’m still pissed about it.

    The black and white photo of the little kid is amazing.

    This is a great interview.

    I’ve always wanted to be a professional photographer. And a glass blower. Maybe I could combine the two.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Lovely photos, and great interview.

    “From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
    Art inspires me, and there is art everywhere, be it a plumber or a sex addict. People are inspiring. I used to have all this crazy gaudy religious art and even though it was loud and garish you could tell that the people who created it were really into it.”

    That makes me smile.

    Harsh, harsh betrayal. Peeyew.

    Double rainbow. What does it mean?!?

  9. Anthony says:

    Thank you for the kind words, now about the blowing a photographer……………

  10. Doree says:

    Marry Me.

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