Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A poetic approach to viewing photographs, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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Keith Carter: Going back to our earlier conversation, well, what makes you look at a picture…more than once, that kind of thing, in the early days of poetry, things were…always orated because nobody could read.…So it would be the priest or the tribal elder or what have you who would orate,…and poems were read three times.…The first, it was just like that.…It went one place, here, and the second time you heard it, like a song, it goes…here, and the third time you heard it, it kind of infuses your whole body.…
I think that's the same with some photographs.…I mean sometimes you look at it and it's wonderful.…You look at it second time, oh…my god, that's really wonderful, or the third time,…that's devastating. Or it just don't work at all, like bad poems.…Chris Orwig: I enjoyed hearing Keith talk a little bit about how he finds these comparisons…between poetry, writing, and photography, and there is one thing in particular…that struck a chord with me. He was talking about poetry.…
He referred back to this idea that in the history of poetry, the poems…
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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