Joshua Cody Shoot

Two weeks ago, over a few wonderfully poured Guinness in the preferred TriBeCa watering hole, Joshua Cody and I started talking, and after a comfortable Midwest bred exchange that ranged from girls to tennis to Gerhard Richter, we had a friendship. A few days later I made some portraits of Joshua at my home away from home in SoHo (thanks Mark and Bonnie). The only idea I had going into the session was to project a movie on his face. Everything else was spontaneous, and therefore probably worked better. Joshua is a gifted writer and director, and in fact he just signed with William Morris Endeavor, the best literary agency in the world.

We shot for about an hour:


Tom Maloney
February 5, 2010 5:48 pm

Wonderful study James!

Lorents Jeppesen
February 5, 2010 5:54 pm

Mr. Godman:
I saw some of your photographie on lensmodern one year ago and have followed you on flickr after. When I realised that you paint also, something became more understood about your photos and there look. As young european photographer your photos inspire me to attempt better and I must thank you.

James Godman
February 6, 2010 4:05 pm

@Tom- Thanks for being my rep!

@Lorents- I’m humbled by your awareness of my work. I don’t see you on Flickr so please send me a message over there and I’ll try to pay more attention to your uploads. Regarding my work, whether its photography or painting, I just want to fill a blank space with something that makes my eyes open a little wider and makes me feel a little bit more intensely. Just follow your instincts. Good luck!

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