Perdiz Quiz: Peter Tangen

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Peter Tangen, I am a photographer that makes images used on movie posters. My work can be seen on all genres of movies but I am especially well known for superhero movies like the Spiderman franchise, a couple of Batman films including Batman Begins, Hellboy and others. I am also the photographer behind the Real Life Superhero Project.

What have you done for PERDIZ?

My project was supportive of a story about real life superheroes.

When did you wake up today? What did you have for breakfast?

I woke at sunrise, drank coffee, went back to bed and woke up again at 8AM.

Can you tell us something about what makes you happy in your day to day life? 

I am happy to have the opportunity to use my voice as an artist to express things I believe in. I believe some people are inspired to be more generous and kind because of the stories I tell.

Do you remember the last time something made you laugh and what it was?

I laughed at the 3rd question.

Is there something you’ve changed/begun recently and that has made your life better?

I began actively learning the names of the homeless people in my neighborhood. Treating them with simple dignity is a building block to self esteem which can empower anyone to great things.

Can you recommend us somewhere in your city (Los Angeles) that makes you feel well?

Everywhere in Los Angeles can make you feel good with the possible exception of the freeways. There is a rich multi cultural experience available to anyone daring enough to look for it. To live and appreciate Los Angeles one must embrace all of the cultures that share the city.

And a song that puts a bounce in your step?

Gangnam Style because I was the only person in the world who sold blue tuxedos as Halloween costumes. You can see them here: GoGangnam.com

And a food that is make your stomach happy? 

Anything made with love.

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