Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Tom Finke

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Q4: When are you happiest? 

Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 

Q6: Where is home?

Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 

Q8: What is your favorite vice?

Q9: How do you define adulthood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?

Thank you for your responses, Tom! 

Came across Tom’s work from occasional JCH contributor Eric J. Hessler and have really come to enjoy our conversations since being introduced. Tom is a US based photographer who shoots annually in Japan having two books published by Sokyusha:

Here is Eric’s review of one of them:

I love the mix of photos in his responses above from both countries spanning over a number of decades as one can see immediately from response to question 1. I was happy to see his response to question 8 which makes sense as a vice as through a good part of the pandemic I followed his collage explorations from discarded darkroom test strips. Check his links below:


IG account: finkephoto


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