Kurt Eckardt


1. List some elements of your “daily ritual” of creativity.
I have my K1000 around my shoulder at all times, which often makes me feel pretty silly. But I see moments everywhere that I want to capture and the times that I haven’t had my camera have been heartbreaking. My ritual used to be to take as many photos as possible, but now it’s to take one good photo each day. It doesn’t mean that I have to stop after taking one, but if I get to the evening and I haven’t yet taken a photo that I know I’ll love, I can’t rest until I do. I love a lot of different kinds of photos so it’s an endless pursuit.

2. Share a quote that inspires you.
Shit or get off the pot.

3. How would you kill Tom Hanks?
I would tell a fortune telling machine that all I’ve ever wanted to be was Tom Hanks. Then, when I wake up as him the next day, I would just run him into the ground until the bitter-sweet end. Also I would buy a yacht.

4. Fill in the blanks.
For my next trick, I will pull a glow stick out of a UFO.

5. Add a question to this interview.
If you were a doughnut, what flavour would you be?

6. Share a video that makes you laugh.

Kurt Eckardt is a photographer and musician.
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