Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Art and the Artist, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
All right! I have another assignment for you; it's called Art and the Artist.…What I want you to do is to seek out an artist who lives in your community.…This could be someone who is a basket weaver, who does ceramics, who…makes paintings.…It doesn't really matter what they do, but I want you to find an artist and…then I want you to go and visit with them and visit with them in their space.…Your goal is to try to capture some images of their art, take pictures of what…that looks like, and also the artist.…Try to create pictures that somehow reflect who that person is and the art…that they create.…
But I also want you to have a little bit of a hidden agenda.…In other words, I want you to use that photo shoot as an excuse to get to know…this person's creative process.…So as you take pictures, ask them about their creative process. When are…they most creative?…How do they get to making this particular type of art?…What do they do? What do they think about?…What inspires them?…Ask those questions.…And then after the photo shoot, what I want you to do is to spend some time with…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists: David Cargill, a Beaumont sculptor who works with bronze and marble, and Charles Stagg, another Beaumont sculptor but in recycled and found materials. Chris takes their portraits and spends time discussing the composition and lighting in each session.
Chris also reviews the photos he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing these artists.
Skill Level Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Intermediate
1. Artist Portrait: David Cargill
2. Artist Portrait: Charles Stagg
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