Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video The photo shoot, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
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Chris Orwig: So Charlie, pleasure to be here. Thanks for having us. Charlie Stagg: Sure. You bet.…Chris Orwig: This is a really fascinating place and home that you've created, and it would be…fun to take a look, if we could walk around.…Charlie Stagg: Sure, it's kind of what it's here for.…I am just experimenting, experimenting with the materials and how the stuff…falls, and I keep building back and see how it fills.…Now it's been going on now for about thirty years and I am still here, amazingly.…
Through a fire and through two hurricanes that hit pretty hard on me.…Chris Orwig: Wow! So some of first and early impressions were of the lines and shapes and forms of…the structure, and then it was of getting to know Charles a little bit and…hearing some of his stories about how this place was built.…And then I started to notice the light.…Well, here it was, the middle of the day. The light was really harsh.…We had a lot of bright light, a lot of shadows, shadows that had…interesting lines.…And then we walked into this one room and it was a surreal.…
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.