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Keith Carter: The thing I would tell you is to rein it in.…Don't look at the great big picture so much. Find one little genre that add…sustenance to your life. Give that subject matter some kind of resonance.…If nothing else, I try to be practical. What can you actually get done?…You have two children, a wife, extended family, and responsibilities, and…you have a full-time profession. What can you give up, or what can you rebalance…and actually get done?…That's an adult decision. That's a tough thing to do.…
In my world, I give up things a lot, and I have a lot, and I don't feel like I…have lost anything, but there are a lot of things that I haven't gone and done…because I am a narcissistic guy trying to get some work done, and I can only…get it done by not going to that, or by taking this two weeks and going and…doing this or that.…You have to be a little selfish in the arts with your time,…not with your love, but with your time.…
Chris Orwig: It's always interesting and enjoyable to talk with someone else who teaches…
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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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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