What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Traveling the word, a quiet airy home with a huge yard and brilliant gardens and loads of books. New England in fall.

Which living person do you most admire?

Joan Didion or Dolly Parton

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Impatience

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Self-absorption and slow walkers.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Travel

What is your favorite journey?

Trips to Berlin and Japan, exploring National Parks, and the trip by ferry across Wood’s Hole, MA to go to my family’s summer home.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Righteousness.

On what occasion do you lie?

Only when absolutely necessary.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

I'm quite comfortable with my appearance these days.

What living person do you most despise?

Anyone who commits hate crimes of any sort.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?  

“Not my monkeys, not my circus."

What is your greatest regret?

Not pursuing filmmaking while in college.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Filmmaking, photography and my Dachshund Ace.

When and where were you happiest?

My childhood home in Massachusetts in all seasons.

Which talent would you most like to have?

The ability to draw

What is your current state of mind?

Ready for adventure

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Making work that I am proud of and that forces me to grow

If you could die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

A mountain.

Where would you like to live?

I already live where I want to be, but if I had to choose another spot, I'd pick Berlin

What is your favorite occupation?

Filmmaker and image maker.

What is your most marked characteristic?

My drive for success in all endeavors.

What is the qualities you most like in a man?

Respectfulness, belief in equality, empathy.

What is the qualities you most like in a woman?

Strength, decisiveness, intelligence.

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, bravery and truthfulness.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Sebastian Flyte from Brideshead Revisited.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My father and Helmut Newton.

What is your favorite name?

Frankie or Theodora for a girl, Sasha or Spencer for a boy.

What do you most dislike?

Ignorance.

How would you like to die?

Quietly, painlessly, feeling fully accomplished, and without knowing.