D.H. Carter is a bohemian at heart — roaming in search of a home that suited him, Carter experienced a plethora of cultures, people, and art after living in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, becoming fluent in a variety of languages. After spending more than 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry (including positions with Levi’s and MTV), Carter decided to focus on art and design. He has collaborated in group exhibits in New York and Los Angeles, selling his artwork in galleries, online and by commission. in August 2016, he was commissioned by National Geographic to create original digital artwork for their WILD Channel.
Carter’s influences stem from pop art and the aesthetics of photographers like Herb Ritz and Steven Meisel. He is currently based in Hollywood, California and continues to work on graphic and web design, digital art, photography and mixed media. You can keep updated with Carter’s work on Facebook and Instagram.
Star and Angel of Hollywood were shot for a group exhibit in N.Y. Soho. When you get to the east part of Hollywood Blvd, you understand that it really is the boulevard of broken dreams. I was sad to see those young rockers who came here with dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom but now all they dream of is the next heroin score. I shot actor Diana Hopper as the angel of Hollywood’s lost rockers.
The Bloodies is a photo series I am working on at the moment. Actor/model Cody Renee Cameron is featured in this one. I like repetition, maybe because of my love for pop art. While Warhol use repetition of the same image, I create repetition of the same look or concept.
Like a lot of my other photos, this is an image I had in my head and I had to make it a reality. For me, the figure in the photo is god-like and it’s the apocalypse silence: “I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights
Scarred is an ongoing photo series, all of heavy tattooed women in black and white. Scarred was the first picture I took when I decided to start doing photography. Tattoos are like “scars” of choice that we, the tattooed, give to ourselves. Usually, the tattoos are less deep than the psychological scars we carry inside.