JONATHAN CHERRY: What gets you up in the mornings?
GARRETT LOCKHART: The sun gets me up in the morning. I never put my alarm on, I just leave my blind wide open and let the sun in. It feels nice waking up early. I also have a very active mind, it wakes me up sometimes.
JC: Are there any emerging photographers inspiring your practice at the moment?
GL: I’m always finding new photographers and artists alike that I get really inspired from. Some recent photographers I’m into are Xixi Cao, and Skylar Leaf. Their work is super rad. There are so many amazing photographers that inspire me everyday, I can’t name them all.
JC: What initially drew you to photography?
GL: The act of stopping time initially drew me to photography. I remember when I was really little I used to close my eyes and blink by quickly opening them and closing them again, like the shutter of a camera. I would see the image in my brain. I would do that all the time. Try it. When I got a camera, it was like a second nature.
JC: Where are you from?
GL: I am from Nanaimo B.C. on Vancouver Island, across the water from Vancouver.
JC: What is your current project all about?
GL: I’m always working with the idea of the curiosity of youth. It’s intriguing, because I find myself to be super curious, and if I can capture this feeling, I get a strange satisfaction from it. I want to start working with models a bit more in the future.
JC: What has the rest of 2011 got in store for you?
GL: Hopefully travels, sun, rain, friends, a cat. Lots and lots of photography. It’s strange, all around me I’m watching people go through phases, but it seems like shooting photos is a constant in my life, so I’m happy for that. I would really like to get my work in a gallery this year, or in a zine or two. I would be psyched on that.
JC: Other thoughts?
GL: Dream often.