Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video The spontaneous portraits, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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There is always a natural rhythm and flow to a photo shoot.…There is that initial point where you are making the connection, and then there…is that intense bond which forms as you are working to create photographs in…different locations, and trying to keep the flow going from one spot to another.…And eventually you call the wrap.…You end on a high note.…And at that point, the cameras were turned off, and Keith and I were still…standing there in that area in front of the blue door with the white hand…print, and Keith and I were talking about life, about poetry, about…photography, about who knows what.…
At one point, we were talking a little bit about something Keith had gone through.…Keith had cancer in his eye.…As he was sharing that with me, at one point he put his glasses up on top of his…head and I asked him which eye was it, and he pointed to his eye.…And I had my camera and shooting from the hip, so to speak, I captured this frame.…And he was sharing with me about that process and about the cancer, he said, "If…
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.