SEVEN ON SET is a twice-monthly interview series that takes a closer look at creative individuals. In this installation, we interviewed the NYC-based photography duo Karl & Kristof.

1. What made you want to become a photographers?

Karl – Really just stumbled upon it and thought it was a lot of fun so I figured I just might try to support myself doing it. You know, do what you love, that kind of thing.

Kristof – I had a really great and somewhat eccentric teacher for my first photo class in college, which essentially led me onto this weird but intriguing path of being a photographer.

2. What has been the most memorable moment of your career?

Karl – Realizing that I actually might have a career.

Kristof – Hard to say as it’s barely just getting started! Although I would say moving to NYC has been a big step in the right direction.

3. If you did something different for a living, what would it be?

Karl – A dog walker in LA. They seem just as happy as the dogs they are walking.

Kristof – I would be a carpenter or perhaps a motocross racer, something more physical.

4. What is your personal mantra?

Karl – Have a good time, all the time.

Kristof – Keep moving.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Karl – I’m an extreme neat freak! I need everything around me to be organized or I can’t focus on anything.

Kristof – I know how to roast a whole pig and can easily shuck pounds of oysters per hour.

6. Ideal Dinner party? Dead or Alive.

Karl – I’m more than happy with my closest friends and family, although it would be awesome to have Philip Seymour Hoffman at the dinner party.

Kristof – The entire cast of Parks and Recreation, in character.

7. If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Karl – ‘Science Killer’ by The Black Angels

Kristof – ‘Rock Lobster’ by The B-52’s


Photography by Peggy Gertner