My self-portraits evoke a feeling of youthful intuition. The scenes reflect the tension between my desire to undertake adult responsibilities and my urge to escape back into my old childhood bedroom. When I am behind instead of in front of the camera, I search with childlike curiosity for small details and objects in the world that are playful yet strange, and that feel removed from their surroundings.
Ben Goddard currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He grew up in Boston playing guitar in punk bands. Ben studied photography at Bard College graduating in 2009. Goddard was recently included in VOX VII, a group exhibition of emerging artists curated by Melissa Ho and Hennessy Youngman at Vox Populi in Philadelphia.