Proust Questionnaire: Bill Gekas

November 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment



Proust Questionnaire: Bill Gekas






The Proust Questionnaire is a mini-interview. Its name and modern popularity (see Vanity Fair) is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.


The sixth participant is a stellar photographer—and contender for best Dad ever—Bill Gekas. 


Prediction: Bill's daughter will one day have an entire wing devoted to her at a major art gallery.



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Do you have a motto? 

Learn the rules, only to know when to smash them.


What do you consider your greatest achievement? 

Raising a child to question everything.

What word do you consistently mis-spell? 


What word or phrase do you overuse?


What word is the most overused with others?


What advice would you give yourself at age 19? 

Travel. As much and as far as you can.

What article of clothing was your worst choice, in retrospect?


What food did you love as a kid that you now hate? 


What food did you hate as a kid that you now love? 


What is your greatest fear?

Death by drowning.

Your guilty pleasure TV/movie?


Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars.

Who should be the next James bond?

Matt Damon.

What book do you feel you really should have read by now?

The God Delusion.

First song (or album) you remember buying.

Iron Maiden - Number of the beast.

Your guilty-pleasure, alone in the car, sing-along song?

Jump - Van Halen.

Free trip to anywhere on earth for 3 weeks... where would you go?


If you could photograph one person (alive or dead) who would it be?

Dalai Lama.

If you could be photographed by anyone, but nobody else gets to see it, who would be your photographer?

Dan Winters.

We all know the gear doesn't matter, but what is your most coveted equipment right now?

Fuji X system. X-Pro2.

Most overlooked talent in a photographer?

Colour theory.

What's the easiest way to look better in a photo?

Dress well.

Should people try to find "soulmates"?


What one thing should all men know?

How to respect women.

What about women?

First aid.









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