Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am a photographer. I work mostly within the entertainment field–celebrity portraits, movie posters, editorials. Currently I am working on a series of pictures that tie in the themes of “time” and “love”. I am going to have an exhibit within the next year.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I was born in New Jersey, raised on Long Island. Broke away from my bridge and tunnel routes to attend NYU and lived in Manhattan until moving to Los Angeles. Unless I get whisked away to Switzerland, I think L.A. will remain my home. Not sure where else in the country I would like to live.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
My grandparents. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They gave me the knowledge and platform to create the rest of my life. They gave me the confidence to know that I could achieve anything I wanted.
5: What book is your bible?
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
Things I love: Time, the early 20th century, music that makes you want to drive fast with the windows down while singing at the top of your lungs, interesting cloud formations combined with the right lighting.
Things I hate: Promiscuity, disloyalty, chaos, the smell of ketchup and eggs.
7: What is your raison d’être?
I like to ponder human psychology and behavior. I suppose my quest is to stay happy and learn as much as I can about the world and myself. And then I die and none of it mattered anyway.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
I don’t go out very often, so I don’t know how hot it is, but I enjoy Yaffa Cafe.
11: What turns you on?
Cute guys using big words.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Have you ever been in love?
Marc Cartwright is a celebrity portrait/editorial photographer. He captures souls and puts them on paper. He considers his work to have a climactic feel, stemming from his love of old Hollywood. He appreciates photography’s ability to capture emotional moments in time, and translates that into his work.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Marc Cartwright
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Marc Cartwright, Self Portrait, 2011, Los Angeles, Photography by Marc Cartwright