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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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Foreword

Chris Orwig photographed me in Las Vegas a few years ago, and it was a humbling experience as a photographer, particularly for one making his living on assignment for the international NGO and humanitarian community. Chris is a gentle person in the truest sense of the word. He is kind, and if this makes any sense at all, he listens with his eyes. When Chris photographs he slows down. Given his already calm, Zen-like personality, this is an accomplishment. He didn’t ask me to grin, to mug at the camera (I did anyway). He just slowed down, looked through the camera, and photographed me. If I hadn’t seen the photographs afterwards, I’d have sworn that he never pressed the shutter. He used a couple different cameras, changing them without ...

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