Five Quick Questions with Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
1. What's on your current playlist?
I’ve recently been to Japan, where I stumbled upon Yukihiro Atsumi whom I’ve listened to ever since. Niels Frahm is also constantly on my playlist these days. Both of them create a mood that really makes me feel at ease.
2. Something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I can still make a mean ollie on my skateboard. I spent most of my youth on a skateboard, and it is almost like riding a bike. The body remembers even though it becomes more and more hazardous with age.
3. A recent purchase that you really enjoy?
I just bought a new camera – Leica Q – and it’s in constant use. I am not a very technical person, but I love it when new gear can enhance the quality of my work.
4. What habit are you trying to implement or get rid of at the moment?
I am trying to be ever aware of my digital habits. To me, it seems to be one of the biggest challenges of modern life.
5. A book that changed you?
Invisible cities by Italian writer Italo Calvino has changed my perception of reading and of creating in general. It’s a book without a plot as such, but with imaginative and beautiful literary mental constructions of architecture. One’s approach to creating art does not have to be structured. Maybe it is fine to approach a topic in a more felt way with an aim to create emotions, images and more vague storylines.
Five Quick Questions is a short feature which complements the in-depth episode with each guest featured on season one of the Creative Voyage Podcast. It’s new content not related to the interview, with their unique tips and ideas, in an accessible format intended to be read in two minutes or less. You can listen to the podcast episode with Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen here.