Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Adali Schell

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most underrated 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’s a recurring theme in your life?

Q9: How do you define childhood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: Which person or place do you miss that only exists in a photo?

Thank you for your responses, Adali!

It was the photo to question 2 that I saw shared on Instagram that prompted this interview. His proximity to his subjects without becoming the immediate stimulus for the shot is one of the things that makes his work great! And this is something you can see in the responses above whenever the composition demands it. He will be self publishing a book by the year’s end, so you can follow along with that on his Instagram:


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