Professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, Keith Carter, focuses most of his work using a dreamy soft focus around the edges. Two projects of his I found most interesting were the Imagining Paradise and Twenty-Five Years. Carter explores the oddities, which occur in his own natural ocular vision. The work follows a medical issue he was exposed to and the subsequent treatment he underwent. The flat and two-dimensional aspect of his photos he states is similar to looking at a medieval painting.
Having read his statement and observing his photos really intrigues my perception on capturing new works of art that tells a story. Twenty-Five Years, is work that has been published into a book that brings together 78 photos chosen by the artist that represents a range and developmental progress of his work since the 1970’s. The work is drawn from inspirational references from pop culture, religion, folklore, and even the own artist East Texas roots.