Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Portrait of the space, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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Before we get to taking a look at some of the pictures that I have made of…Keith, what I want to do here is step back for a few moments.…One of the things that I like to do before I make a portrait of a person is I…like to try to create pictures which somehow portray that person without…the person in the frame.…In other words, I try to capture these small details that somehow tell or reflect…a bit about the person I am going to photograph.…So what I want to do here is just walk through some photographs and share some…stories and insights to some of these pictures, some of these pictures of Keith…Carter's studio and home, his space, because I think that space, it creates an…interesting portrait of him, and I want to start off with this photograph.…
This is his studio sign Keith Carter Studio.…This particular sign had fallen off a wall, and it broke in a number of different pieces.…What's so interesting to me about this sign is that it tells a lot about Keith.…He is one of those people who isn't afraid of imperfection.…
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.