Samy’s Photo School welcomes Greg Gorman for a rare visit to speak about, “The Connected Portrait.” Greg will review his time as a young Photojournalist during his undergraduate years at the University of Kansas in the late sixties through his current passion for making wine in the Napa Valley. Rather than a how-to talk on taking portraits, you will be exposed to his personal approach and honest candor of what it takes to connect, capture and maintain the longevity of a career in the Entertainment World. Greg will talk about what he looks for going into his Personality Portrait sittings, both from a lighting, as well as from a camera and lens perspective. What it takes to connect with his subjects, garnering their trust and confidence, will be one of many focus points.
Greg’s talk will cover his tenure as one of Interview Magazine’s primary contributors from the ‘80’s onward, through his highly successful campaign with l.a. Eyeworks, his work shooting major motion picture campaigns, his fine art nudes as well as his eleven published monographs. In addition, his current choice of gear in the studio, on location and in his digital darkroom will be highlighted. He will finish by touching on the importance of gallery exhibitions and book publishing. There will be a question and answer session.