About London Headshots
My name is John Godwin, and I am the owner of London Headshots. The name “London Headshots” is a bit faceless, so I thought I’d write a little “about me” section so you can know that it’s actually just one guy with a love of portraiture.
So yeah, my name is John, and I’m an advertising photographer by trade, who originally started on the road to headshots purely as a favour to an actor friend. She needed new headshots, and assured me it was no different than the work I complete in advertising, so I decided to give it a go. She was dead chuffed with them, and after putting them up on Spotlight, I started getting people coming to me asking for headshots of their own. It started happening so often that I eventually had to start a second company, and thus, London Headshots was born! I’ve never looked back.
I love portraiture, it’s my absolute passion, so the opportunity to shoot actors alongside my advertising jobs is a dream come true. For me, there’s just nothing better than having a brand new face in the studio. Every face is a puzzle that must be explored from all angles until you find just the right one. Just the right tilt, turn, expression in the exact combination to show of that person to maximum effect. Never gets boring!
I get real pleasure in shooting people who don’t like having their picture taken, I consider that one of my best talents. I know I’m going to get a great shot of them, and seeing people react positively to their own faces on the viewing monitor absolutely makes my day. I get more pleasure from that than anything else available to me as a photographer.
Outside of photography I’m a big fan of mixed martial arts and bodybuilding; having done the former for several years, and the latter for over a decade before hanging up the barbell when my daughter was born and getting on with life being about someone else for a change! I also love cooking, and recently decided to spend a year as a vegetarian. I’m six months in, and trying to find a way to make bland food taste good is way harder than any photoshoot. I basically do one thing well: curries. It’s about the only thing I can make taste good. I always make it from scratch, obvs..
That’s about my life in a nutshell. If I’m not shooting something or someone, I’ll be making food or playing with my daughter. Damn, I think I might be a bit boring..