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Who Am I ?

NATASHA GORNIK

July 2011


1: Who am I?

Natasha Gornik.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I photograph life: my life. I travel and am involved in a subculture; both allow me a certain privileged access. Through this access, an experience happens, which is usually a pretty memorable one. I like to photograph that experience, capture a little piece of the pleasure. I also have a blog where I share thoughts and stories with my pictures.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I’m from Chicago and New York is where I will stay. I plan on going to India and Spain and Argentina by year’s end.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My Dad, my Mom, and Woody Allen.

5: What book is your bible?

Honestly, Oh the Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss. It gave me goosebumps the first time I read it, many years ago. I went out and bought it for myself, which made me feel silly because I feel like it’s one of those books that should be given to you as a gift. I suppose it was a gift to myself. I love it; it’s so uplifting and quirky.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love peanut butter, bananas and coffee for breakfast.

I hate, but end up using, exclamation points.

I love old French music, good art, great conversations with interesting people while making their portrait and I love the experience of meals.

I hate abrupt loud noises and sunny days that are cold but look warm (like in the springtime). I also hate milk.

And I love making lists, crossing off the list, and throwing away the lift. Then moving on to the next list. Oh, and I LOVE Jamaica.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To laugh, eat and fuck.

8: What is your favorite color?

Blue. And the many shades of it.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

I’ve always liked Wonder Woman. Although Catwoman had the best outfit by far, very tasteful and not overdone.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

My apartment in Williamsburg. I love Williamsburg.

11: What turns you on?

Sincerity, talent, passion, confidence

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What is your favorite animal, taxidermies?

Natasha Gornik was born in Chicago, Illinois and received her BFA at Columbia College of Chicago in 2005. Her artistry moves through concepts of kink to capturing the dynamism of the individual through portraiture. Her work has been included in numbers group exhibitions throughout the United States and she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

LINKS:

Natasha Gornik’s Website

Natasha Gornik’s Blog

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography by Natasha Gornik

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Cover/Page 1:

Elevator down to Torture Garden, London, 2011, Photography by Natasha Gornik

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Natasha Gornik’s Gift , 2011, Photography by Natasha Gornik

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