Lightscapes, a new series by photographer, David Goddard is inspired by the abstraction of what it means to be living, life's constant shifts, fleetingness, and finding opportunity in the unknown. We spoke with David about his process and also asked him for a few ideas of where we can find inspiration during this time of social isolation.
En Ville: Can you give us a little insight into your creative process? What kind of work goes into planning, developing and executing a shoot for you?
David Goddard: My process is driven by instinct. Most of my work is portraiture, so by nature, I typically prefer to work with what is in front of me, whatever the subject may be. I usually have an overall idea of the aesthetic that I would like to achieve, but I also like being open to the natural changes and progressions that can happen as I shoot.
EV: Since we are all home in recent days, can you tell us three artists, whom we should research for inspiration? Also three books that we should read while social distancing?
DG: The three artists that you should Google for inspiration are: Yui and Takaharu Tezuka, Alteronce Gumby and Becca Stevens. Three books I'd recommend are: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Hold Still by Sally Mann, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.