Carter has always been a creative person. When he was younger, Carter’s creativity manifested itself primarily through drawing and eventually painting. It wasn’t until his senior year vof high school when he considered photography as a medium to pursue when he took his school’s intro to photography class, which mainly focused on black and white photography and the history of the medium. He completely failed that class but realized through it that he was fascinated with the craft and has been whole-heartedly pursuing it since 2008.
Carter uses photography as a means of exposing the underlying emotion that exists within any given scene. He is interested in what many might find banal or uninteresting at face-value, but come to realize is significant later on. What connects Carter most to photos aren’t the scenes that fill the frame as much as the emotions contained in those scenes and what stories are being told.