Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A different way of life, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
All right, I have another photographic assignment for you, and it has to do…with something that Keith once told me, and I think he said this well. He said,…"Chris never underestimate the creative inspiration that you can gain from…someone who is eclectic or eccentric, someone who approaches life from a…different perspective."…And what I want you to do is to find someone like that and then make…some pictures of them.…In other words, let's say that your passion, your hobby is golf. Why not…photograph someone whose passion and hobby is making model airplanes. Or maybe…you're a professional artist. Why not photograph a professional dancer?…In other words, photograph someone whose political perspectives, whose beliefs…or hobbies or approach to life is different than your own.…
And what I want you to do is to meet up with that person. With camera in hand,…try to tell a bit of their story. And as you make their portrait, this isn't your…chance to critique or judge.…In other words, let go of your own opinions, just for a moment.…
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.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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
1. Artist Portrait: David Cargill
2. Artist Portrait: Charles Stagg
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