Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A closer look at Keith's books, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
Keith Carter: All right, this is a photograph I made in Venice, and it's dawn in Piazza San Marco.…Two hours later there will be a thousand people and a million pigeons.…But at dawn, there was nobody there except one Japanese tourist and me.…And I am extrapolating now, but he was just utterly stunned.…He was looking at the beautiful, beautiful palace in the fog, and he was standing…there like he was utterly stunned.…
He didn't move for probably three, four minutes.…I probably did a whole roll of film,…but only on one exposure, did some of the pigeons all of a sudden fly by.…Now, I thought, well that might be an okay photograph and so I come back, I…developed film, it is, but there's no contrast.…It's foggy. It's dawn, so it's kind of hard to print, and then I don't know why I came…up with this. I decided to vignette all four corners, but that's like three minutes of…burning per corner.…
Keith: You remember burning in a darkroom? Chris: Yes.…Keith: And for those of you who are Photoshop gurus, the Burning tool comes from the…
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
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
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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