The Questions with Stu Jenks: writer, photographer & musician (Pt. 2)

Stu Jenks books

Yesterday, Stu answered some of The Questions (in Part 1) and today he answers some more. I hope you enjoy them (even tho I’m posting this later than I planned. It’s still Saturday, right? :)).

And please, go buy his books. They are beautiful and touching, and you’ll be supporting a true artist. I am really amazed at his talent. Truly. (And he didn’t pay me to say that, other than the four books he sent me to review.)

The Questions, Part 2

21. What one place in the whole entire world would you never go, not for love or money?

Funny. No place. All locales fascinate me. OK, the back row at a KKK meeting, I guess, but even that I’d like to experience at least once.

(dSavannah note: I actually know where you can find one.)

22. Would you rather be lost in the forest, the desert, the ocean, or deep space?

Lost in Deep Space

23. Where is your heart home and why?

I live in my heart home, the Sonoran Desert. I’m lucky that way.

(dSavannah note: Very lucky. I don’t even have the words to describe how I felt whilst in the desert. Like it really knew me. Like I belonged. Even tho I had a low-grade headache the entire time I was there, from being dehydrated, despite all the water I guzzled.)

24. If you could go back and give your 13-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?

(Girls are not scary. Kiss them often.)

24a. What about your 20-year-old self?

(You might want to put down that joint.)

24b. Your 30-year-old self?

(You are not as awful of a person as you think.)

24c. 40?

(Leap. It’ll be OK.)

(dSavannah note: Love all of these. Great advice to us all.)

27. What five words best describe you?

Odd Funny Guy But OK

(dSavannah note: Not many people have answered this question, and Stu’s the first one to answer it in a sentence! He’d get an award, if my blog gave ‘em out.)

29. You have 24 hours left to live. How will you spend it?

Kissing the people I love and driving deep into the desert.

29a. Turns out you heard the doctor wrong: you actually have 24 years left. How will you spend it?

Just like I am. Again, I’m lucky that way.

30. What’s the most expensive crap you own that you can’t live without?

My camera gear…

32. Given the uphill climb to get recognition and sales why do you keep coming back?

I’ve been asking myself that of late. I guess because I still am able to pay the rent. Oh, and I’m a glutton for punishment.

35. Tell me one random fact about you that not a lot of people know.

I love the smell of high octane fuel at a NASCAR race. Better than the smell of pulled pork BBQ.

36. What is the first thing you remember creating as a child? Do you still have it?

This really weird masking tape, toilet paper roll device. Sort of a weird basketball hoop with a long intestine where the ball drops out. And it’s long gone.

(dSavannah note: Probably for the best.)

39. What super power do you wish you had?

Flying would be nice.

(dSavannah note: Yeah. I’d like that too.)

About Stu:

Stu Jenks photo by Jeff SmithBorn a son of Virginia, Stu Jenks has lived and worked in the Tucson, Arizona area for almost thirty years. Having first made his name as a nocturnal photographer, Stu now makes photographs and writes stories in the daylight hours as well. He started his own book publishing company, Fezziwig Press, in 2010, where he sells fine art books, novels, museum quality prints and atmospheric music. (You can also find his music and books too, on the iPad, the Kindle, iTunes, the Nook and other digital platforms.)

Stu appears obsessed with spirals, hula hoops, Christmas lights, angel/ghosts, inflatable Bozos, antique baby rocking chairs, and Zippo lighters. He tends to hear voices, though they never tell him to do anything bad. Stu laughs at inappropriate times, and cries joyously almost as often. He will gladly give you a hug.

His photo was taken by Jeff Smith in 2012.

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One Response to The Questions with Stu Jenks: writer, photographer & musician (Pt. 2)

  1. Betsy says:

    Love answers to #27 and #29a.

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