So… Last year I took a trip to South Africa for a dear friends wedding. Dave, my friend I travelled with, payed my way becasue he’s insanely awesome and I’m poor. Many of these photos were published in Need Supply Co’s Human Being Journal II, which is amazing. So. Here we go.
*none of these 35mm negatives has been digitally manipulated, I think the X-Ray and altitude threw off the color which I was totally cool with*
The flight is 25 hours long. Meals were the thing to look forward to and when they came, you forget everything, everyone stops crying and people are a little happy again. I documented the before and after of every meal I had. But I’ll just show you 2 of them.
Hope. Excitement. Mystery.
…And go straignt to a freakin safari. (Above photo: Safari home base, not where we stayed)
I called our guide Jungle Eyes, but only in my head, not to his face..
But seriously he was pointing to things beyond the bush that none of us Americans could see. I look at a flat screen all day man! and your pointing at AIR and SPACE and STUFF that wants to KILL US ALL.
He was the man. I have much respect for his knowledge and love of wildlife and nature.
This is Declan and Lauren. They’re the ones getting married (LOVE YOU BOTH, WOO!)
This is me drawing. I was in a band for two years and we would constantly tour and I would take TONS of photos but would always forget to hand the camera over and get a few pics of myself… So I did that.
Even in the wilderness, ya gotta stop for tea time in South Africa.
Our service dude was singing Christian worship songs and was super stoked on life, so we all chatted with him.
This is his sister.
This is him. He rules.
Got home, Tried to chat with this guy.
Grillin like we do in ‘Merica
I took walks.
Some day in that week, Dave and I and some peeps split. We went to a zoo place, but this was no ordinary zoo; you could totally die by animal death there.
Rad Zulu kids. I asked for a picture and then my camera malfunctioned, so then I decided to draw portraits and give them each one (actually, you can see the middle kid holding one I gave him)
All of the sudden I was swarmed, at least 15 kids all over me, watching, enamored by my hairy arms. I realized I was probably the first man they had seen and touched with that much hair on my arms (If you know me, you know, If you don’t know me, dont let your imagination get out of hand now, I just look ‘manly’.
All photos Will Godwin. Processed at Photo Tech Labs in Richmond VA.
I recently Finish the Album Cover for Nick Coward & The Last Battle. This is the second Album I’ve done the artwork for and I hope to do a third too.
After a round or two of ideas, it was left up to me what to do. A giant sacrificial knife hovering above the bull, signifying his impending doom or the knife just hanging out, right through his torso, just because?
RIGHT THROUGH HIS BLEEPIN TORSO OF COURSE!
(BECAUSE IT’S FUN.)
Progress shots. Friggin lines man… lots of em.
Oh yeah, type stuff. There were way more in the trash. I even wrote out the track list, but it just wasn’t working when it came together with the artwork.
Monster Poeple for Need Supply Co. as seen in The Human Being Journal II.
Get your copy of the Journal fast! We’re almost totally out! ( I work there as a photographer also)
This project was a blast, and as easy as it may sound (It did to me) It was way harder to come up with somewhat original monsters than I had imagined, Probably becasue I was responsible for clothing to look good on them, which isn’t something you have to think of when designing monsters. Oh yeah, and they had to wear shoes too…
Sushi Girl and Double Headed Ruby Dragon from Mars are my faves.