Proust Questionnaire: Laurence Kim
Photo: Laurence KimPhoto: Laurence Kim
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.
Today's Proustian Participant is photographer, photography business blogger and coach: Laurence Kim. Described on his site as:
"... entrepreneur, photographer, husband, father and Sriracha addict. When not writing or coaching photographers... probably playing the guitar, chasing his kids around the house or scooping the kitty litter."
Laurence totally gets it. His site is chock-a-block with simple, relevant business advice; even if you don't happen to be a photographer. He is aces in my books.
Do you have a motto (original or otherwise)?
I have a new motto that I've taken from Black Phillip: "Live Deliciously".
What word do you consistently misspell?
None - I'm a speling savent
What word or phrase do you overuse?
What word is the most overused with others?
"Like" as in, like, you know...
What advice would you give yourself at age 18?
There's no greater freedom than working for yourself. But start soon. You can start any business you want when you're 21 and living in your parent's basement. You can't do it if you're 45 with a mortgage and 3 kids.
(Possibly related) What article of clothing was your worst choice, in retrospect?
Some unfortunate baggy pants made of parachute-like material from 1986.
What food did you love as a kid that you now hate?
Ketchup on scrambled eggs.
What food did you hate as a kid that you now love?
Hot sauce on scrambled eggs
Do you remember a moment where you said to yourself, "Wait a second... I can make a better _______ than that guy"?
Tutorial. Most people are pretty poor at explaining things. I've always thought I could do better.
What is your greatest fear?
Spiders, especially hairy ones...
Who is your favourite explorer?
Whoever it was that first put Sriracha on pizza.
What superpower would you pick—if you were forced to?
The ability to not care what anybody else thought
Guilty pleasure food?
Bacon-covered "insert food here"
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek. Captain Kirk was the man.
Who should be the next James bond?
Idris Elba. Nobody else is even close.
What book do you feel you really should have read by now?
To Kill a Mockingbird
First song (or album) you remember buying.
Pretenders. Chrissie Hynde was my first crush.
Your guilty-pleasure, alone in the car, sing-along song?
Gear doesn't matter, but what is your most coveted equipment right now?
My Google Nexus 6P phone. It's my primary camera right now.