Prince coverI love Prince but this was more about loving the image rather than loving the album. The whole concept of the album cover is a bit of a loss these days, what with everything going onlineMacbookIt has become kind of a lifeline for both work and socialising and so goes pretty much everywhere with meDeskI bought this table a few years ago from an antiques dealer in a country town called Milton. It acts as both a desk and a dining table, depending on what's on top of it. I've never really liked having a set desk space as suchSunglassesThey are a vintage pair by a classic American brand called Moscot. I bought them at a store in Sydney called IncuPhotoThis is a large print of a photo I took inside Sydney Opera House. It was for an exhibition I had in 2009 called Artefacts From The Fifth RitualThis is a print by the American conceptual artist, Bruce Nauman, which I got from the Dia:Beacon gallery in New York. It's a stack of pink paper about 10 metres high and you can take a sheet with you. This is one that managed to make the long journey back homepink floyd coverI bought this in Paris from one of those old second-hand places along the Seine. I'm more interested in the image than the fact it's Pink Floyd. My dad's a percussionist so I've always been fascinated with drumsDigital PianoI learnt growing up and my dad's a musician but I'm no pianist. Now I play for relaxation purposes or for my girlfriend - I think it drives her up the wall but luckily it has volume controlTHE BOOK OF SYMBOLSI got this recently as a reference tool for a feature film I'm working on with my little brother Lorin. It's a great compendium of archetypal images and looks at anything that has had any symbolic value over the agesModel PlaneThis prop relates to an exhibition I'm working on, called Modern Worship, that has a whole Michael Jackson/911 narrative going on...don't ask!Dior FragranceI've worked with Dior on two fragrance commercials, one of which was for Fahrenheit 32, which I co-directed with Hedi Slimane
Being born into a family where creativity is on the menu morning, noon and night has certainly helped Mr Askill to become one of Australia's most interesting artistic exports. With a talented jewellery-making brother, an artist mother and a musician father, weekends can get rather noisy (and messy) round the Askill household. The film director, artist and sometime music-maker has worked on an array of film projects during his 12 years in the business, with everyone from These New Puritans (he directed the music video for their single, 'We Want War') to Scandinavian fashion brand Acne - and all at just 33.