Over a cup of tea with Issa Randall

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An informal Q & A

Which photographer or artist do you most admire?

David Hammons.

What artwork, where money is no object, would you like to hang on your wall?

Cildo Meireles' Zero Dollar. It's one of those works that I'd wouldn't get tired of looking at... and having a small laugh.

What is the worst commission you have ever had?

I was going to shoot in Mozambique for a documentary and two weeks before the trip the assistant director went schizophrenic. The whole project was cancelled.

What is the best commission you have ever had?

Instead of going to Mozambique I got a nice trip to South Africa out of it and met up with some interesting people and did a project on community work.

Which famous artists, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?

Chuck Palahnuik.

When are you at your happiest?

When I have good music and good drink. Something about the combo gets the mind racing.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Mp3 player.

What book are you reading at the moment?

Sex, Science & Profit: How People Evolved to Make Money by Terence Kealey

What made you laugh recently?

The video I'm on a Boat by Lonely Island, check it out!

What really winds you up?

People who take out their issues on other people and windmills!

What would your dream project be?

A boat load of money, time and a good space. I think I can make something happen.....maybe.

What do you do when not working?

Mmmm....think about not starting work.

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