Conrad Jon Godly

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1962 born in Davos, Switzerland.
1981 - 1987 painting class Franz Fedier, Basel, Switzerland.
1987 - 1988 stay in the USA, first photographic works.
1988 - 2005 working internationally as a photographer for Fashion- and Glamour magazines and advertising.
2005 returned to his roots as a painter.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Latest book discovery:
Serotonin by Michel Houllebecq

Favorite books:
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Grass Harp by Truman Capote
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

I don't visit blogs.
My favorite website: Wikipedia

What apps do you use the most and why?

WhatsApp - free communication.

Whats currently on your playlist?

I don't listen to playlists. I am old fashioned and I listen to records and CD's from Classic to Heavy Metal.
At the moment I listen often to the first albums of Sleaford Mods.

What records would you recommend to hear?

Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Ace of Spades by Motörhead
Painkiller by Judas Priest
Made in Japan by Deep Purple

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Once upon a time in Hollywood by Tarantino

Must see:
Shining by Stanley Kubrick
A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Milos Forman
Midnight Express by Alan Parker
The Last Emperor by Akira Kurosawa
Amadeus by Milos Forman

Which artists working today do you admire most?

John Virtue
Frank Auerbach
David Hockney

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I don't watch TV since 10 years ago.

Who are you following?

I like the Instagram accounts of Discovery and artnet.

What tools do you use in your work?

Oilpaint and brushes.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

The New Yorker and Neue Zürcher Zeitung

What are your favorite gadgets?

999.9 sunglasses and normal glasses
Xelero shoes


Conrad Jon Godly


Portrait image by © Maurice Haas