HALFWAY THERE photographed by Arta Buneta
Who is Arta Buneta?
A dilettante with cameras with a long love affair with photography.
Bremen! You are so wonderful!?
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast? (Oscar Wilde)
Oh, Wilde. Here’s one I like: “My duty to myself is to amuse myself terrifically.”
The next thing you eat?
Roasted bread with cream cheese, guacamole & two fried eggs.
If you had to choose only one light your choice would be?
Always available light.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are? (Ellen von Unwerth)
True. Instagram has bred a misconception about what a ‘model’ is. People mostly want pretty pictures of themselves – while the rules of ‘pretty’ themselves are dictated by Instagram.
The Mona Lisa or Girl with a Pearl Earring?
Daisy Duck with a Pearl Earring. Both images have transcended art and meaning and become part of universal pop culture. Andy Warhol should have done them.
What does a nose ring symbolize?
Nothing. It’s become as symbolic as an earring.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? (the Evil Queen)
Beauty is in the eye (or mirror) of the beholder.
Flesh sells, people don’t want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies? (Helen Mirren)
Has it ever been different? I think that’s good. Nudity is the ultimate truth, whereas churches have known to be edifices of falsehood and the propagation of much bullshit. Jesus nailed to the cross in churches is mostly naked except for a loincloth, btw.
Clothes make the man, naked people have little or no influence on society? (Mark Twain)
Dressing well is paying respect to oneself and society.
…working with the negatives could make for better pictures?
Gentlemen take Polaroids? (Japan)
Polaroids are accidents.
Vinyl or CD?
Lossless digital. Using yesterday’s technologies is, in almost all cases, nostalgic or pretentious or pretentious nostalgia, unless there’s a palpable benefit. And pretentious rhymes with twat.
Smoker or non-smoker?
Smoking. Except for guns.
Life’s too short to wear high heels?
Better wear low heels when you’re high.
Why is money so sexy?
Everyone’s a Material Girl.
Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion? (W. Edwards Deming)
Depends. Data is fine; however, data-based certainty destroys magic and imagination.
If you weren’t human, what would you be?
A cat. One of my cats.
Your goal in life? To work as a photographer?
In life, satori. As a photographer, the one photo.
_Uwe Buschmann (copy editing Silvia Strauch)