A light summer breeze, the mumbling sound of people talking in the distance. It’s a warm and sunny day on the first day of autumn. This is when we met with Patrick.

What’s your biggest fear?
It probably is to be waking up, middle-aged, recognizing to have taken the wrong decisions and being stuck in a boring daytime job, not having dreams or visions anymore and watching life pass by.

What do you think would make the world a better place?
Free cheesecake – utopic, but undeniably true.

Do you have a role model?
Role models aren’t for me. Though I do get inspired by people, and I also look up to some. The everyday life heroes for instance: I do have the greatest of respect for the people working in hospices or ambulances. Albert Schweizer inspires me too.

What are you proud of?
What is Pride? According to Wikipedia, it is a feeling of deep satisfaction about a matter or a Person. And I am deeply satisfied with who I am today and how my life went.

What would 10 year old you think of you now?
– Seriously?? Long hair? That’s for girls!

What are you impressed by?
How science crosses frontiers over and over again. We are able to look into vast distances in space and we can measure what happens when two particles crash into each other at almost the speed of light, build molecular machines, manipulate DNA and weigh electrons with a drift of only 3,6×10^-37kg. That really impresses me. And in 50 years of time from now, someone is going to find this statement somewhere on the Internet and go „HoHoHoooo, look at how little it took to impress people back then“.

What is your biggest weakness?

What was the first thought you had this morning?
What’s for brekky?

Portraits on Film

Shot on a Pentax 6×7 with Takumar 105mm 2.4, Fomapan 400, developed in Ilfosol3
(for all the film photography geeks like me)

Photos: Joy Dana

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