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Casey Moore

Name: Casey Moore
Instagram: @caseymoore
Twitter: @caseymoorephoto

Casey is a UK based photographer of New Zealand descent. He shoots on a wide variety of film cameras, everything from 35mm to large format 10x8, and his work celebrates our interconnectedness with the cosmos through the search for a universal aesthetic. Casey prints his own black and white images from his darkroom, which can get as large as 60 x 40 inch. There are just a couple of artists left in the UK with the equipment to make hand prints at this scale.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?: 
North Piha Beach, New Zealand.

Which living person do you most admire?: 
My wife. Really, she brings the world to life in a way that I could not enjoy if I wasn't with her.

What is your greatest extravagance?: 
10x8 film and a 30m roll of Bergger photographic paper.

What is your current state of mind?: 
A desire to connect.

Which talent would you most like to have?: 
I can't play a musical instrument or sing a note. I would like to sing like Jeff Buckley and Donny Hathaway combined, just somehow avoiding the sad ending.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?: 
I would like to have a better memory. I would like to have a memory with layers of complexity like a great book rather than my actual memory which is more like morse code.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?:
 I would like to come back as a Kauri tree. It's a huge tree native to New Zealand. I would like to experience the sensation of stillness, of having roots descending a hundred meters into the earth and to feel a different sense of time. They can live for 3000 years.

Where would you most like to live?: 
I am happy wherever I am. I could live anywhere.

What is your most treasured possession?: 
I'd like to list two. My wedding ring and my 10x8 De Vere enlarger, extended version.

What is your favorite occupation?: 
My job.

What is your most marked characteristic?: 
I'm really good at data entry.

What do you most value in your friends?: 
Flexibility to meet up at the drop of a hat.

Who is your hero of fiction?: 
Danny Champion of the World.

Who are your heroes in real life?: 
David Hockney.

What is your greatest regret?:
I wish I tried harder at maths. I would like to be able to tackle complex algebra and perhaps I could have gone on and studied quantum mechanics.

What is your motto?: 
'Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.' Edwin Land, inventor instant photography and the Polaroid camera.