Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Photo review, part 1, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
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Well, that was fascinating…meeting up with David Cargill and learning a little bit about who he is and the…arts that he creates.…Well, what I want to do now is review and share with you some of the photographs that I made.…And rather than just showing you the absolute selects, just showing you a few…photographs, I want to show you a wide range, in order to give you some insight…into my own creative process.…Well, one of things that you know that I enjoy doing is that I like capturing…photographs that somehow reflect the person without that person in the frame.…
This is one of those images, one of the first pictures that I took.…This is one of the first sculptures that I noticed.…What was fascinating to me about this was how they were all looking in…different directions.…I like how it's a dark. It's brooding.…I like the tonality, the emotion.…Now one of the things that I discovered with this piece, as well as with the rest…of his work, is that David really embraces imperfection.…Here is that theme showing up again, someone who isn't afraid of imperfection,…
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.