Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing the subject installing a sculpture, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work.
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So, I'm down here at Green Art People, a community arts space in Ventura.…Where Kevin's got a relationship with some of the people that run this space.…And he's already got one of his amazing jellyfish sculptures up.…And we've already seen him with detail shots of his hands beating some of the tentacles.…So, I'm super excited to get in there, and see him install one of these pieces.…And for our photo essay, it's going to be really great, 'cause right now we have…Kevin not really interacting with that many people.…He's really just doing his art solo and for the first in our narrative here, we're…actually going to get him interacting with people and doing something physical…outside of just sculpting. So, we're going to head in there and…hopefully get some really great shots. (CROSSTALK) So, in this amazing space,…with all these amazing people and all this amazing artwork on the walls and it's…really, you know, intriguing to look at all the stuff that's around here.…
But unfortunately, for me as a photographer, it's actually more of a…
Paul, whose work has appeared in publications such the New York Times and National Geographic, shares insights into how he prepares for an assignment, how he engages his subject, and how he takes advantage of unpredictable and unforeseen situations. The course concludes with a look at how the final essay might be sequenced and distributed.