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?

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 making more art in college.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Reading, 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?

Image maker

What is your most marked characteristic?

Loyalty, my drive for success

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