Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Photo review, part 2, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
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After having made this photograph, I wanted to create some others.…One of things that I want to capture was a bit of Charles' emotions; he was…so expressive.…So as we continued to walk and talk, I was looking for those in-between…moments like this one.…In this case he was laughing and smiling. Again it's just a great expression.…And also as we walked around, I noticed these fantastic doorways and openings.…I wanted to work with those,…and so I created a few images with Charles standing on the inside looking out.…
Each doorway was a different shape.…Like this one here, this is intriguing.…There are so many layers.…I like how these on the inside looking out.…It's his just point of transition.…You know this whole structure, it really was transitional.…It was almost ever changing.…I like putting him at that threshold and if you look closely, you'll see a lot of…texture, bottles, even those faces on the wall that I had showed you earlier.…This was intriguing to me.…There were layers. And again, I kept shooting in scenarios like this.…
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.