Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Reflecting on Keith Carter's coaching, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
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So the first part of the photo shoot was a wrap.…There were some laughing and chitchatting.…It was really fun. We ended on a high note.…Yet I knew that there was more that I needed to do or at least more that…I wanted to do.…You may remember that I had this hidden agenda.…I wanted to see if I could get Keith to be my photography coach, my photography…mentor, to come alongside me, and help me make some pictures.…Well, first, I obviously knew that I needed to get my photographs out of the…way, so to speak. So I had done that.…That was all wrapped up.…
So next, what we did is we went into the workshop.…What a fascinating space! So much to look at, so many tools and details…and sculptures. Man! That was really interesting.…Inside of that space, I asked Keith if he would coach me, if he would…come alongside me.…And that was a really interesting experience.…He talked a little bit about how he works with subjects, how he walks up to…them and he touches them and he tries to move them into position.…He talked a bit about what he thinks about, how he sees a scene.…
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.