Q&A: Charlie Trotman

Adapted from The Guardian Q&A. 

When were you happiest?

Happiness isn’t easy to define,  It’s always in the past. Maybe walking through a misty temple one morning in Lijiang after a night out. 

What is your greatest fear?

Being left behind.

What is your earliest memory?

Raindrops on my pram, Looking up at my Grandmother.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

You can’t beat your ma.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Looking Dumb.

Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

Camera equipment and stuffed bats.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Glasses, My Phone and the Internet.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I’ll get back to you on that.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Either Nicolas Cage or David Bowie with Bill Murray as my wingman.

What is your favourite smell?

Tequila and Birthday Candles.

What is your screensaver?

Some random photos, not mine.

What would your super power be?

Time travel.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

That it’s there.

Which book changed your life?

American Psycho by Bret-Easton Ellis.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Employed and a tree…

What do you owe your parents?

Early rising.

What does love feel like?

Varied, Hopefully not boring.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Salvador Dali, We will dine on Lobster Telephones.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

My mind.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

She wouldn’t be single.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Who’s coming?

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

You have to keep on keeping on.

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