Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Poetry and photography, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
Chris Orwig: So earlier, it was fun to hear you talk about being at MoMA and thinking through…looking at those Ansel Adams images and John Szarkowski being there, and I loved…something that he said about Ansel which he said, "It was as if he had the same…vocabulary available to us all.…It was just how he arranged the words." And that gets me thinking, as we are…talking about, poetry.…Poetry is a big thing for you.…Your images have this poetic cadence to them and communication.…
How does poetry relate to image making for you?…Keith: Well, I think that poetry, unlike prose, is non-linear.…Certain words evoke certain images or sensations. And when I was young--…actually, I still do this today--but anytime I read something about a poet or…poetry itself, I would change the word to photograph or photographym and the…meaning would remain the same.…
For instant I read E.E. Cummings advice to a young poet where he says, "Well, if…you want to be a poet, you have to work harder than anybody who isn't a poet…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit with Keith Carter, a fine art photographer and teacher, and has a conversation with Keith about his work, outlook on art and photography, and suggestion that photographers commit at least two years to a personal project.
The course continues with a pair of portrait shoots. Keith photographs Chris and describes his process and creative decisions along the way. Then the cameras are swapped and Chris creates a portrait of Keith.
Finally, Chris reviews the photography he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing Keith.
Skill Level Beginner
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Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smithwith Chris Orwig1h 51m Appropriate for all
Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artistswith Chris Orwig1h 29m Appropriate for all
1. Portraits of an Artist's Space
2. A Conversation with Keith Carter
3. Reflections on the Conversation
4. Portrait Session: Keith Photographs Chris
5. Portrait Session: Chris Photographs Keith
6. Photo Review
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