How would you best describe what you do to people?
I make heads and figures.
Why is Justin Bieber naked?
There’s something unsettling about child stars, an awful sense of a tragedy about to unfold. Drugs, booze, money, failure. Sooner or later they keel over under the pressure. I wanted to reveal a furtive and worried Bieber, attributes that he and his minders make sure are never exhibited in public. I photographed him shuffling into a shadowy grey corner, something like the corner of a stage, terrified and vulnerable before a performance. This was before he’d started on his world tour called, horribly, ‘Believe’, where he vomited twice during the first show.
If you weren’t making sculptures what would you be doing?
Worrying about Justin Bieber.
You’ve said you juggle humour and sex which one is better?
As I’ve got older I’m not as funny as I used to be and I don’t have as much sex, both of which I regret immensely. The only thing that gets better is my work.
What inspires you?
Faces. I love looking at people. I have to restrain myself very deliberately from staring at people on the street and especially on public transport.
How do you cope living in London?
Cope? Its easy living in London.
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