Dec 17, 2020
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photographer Matthew Franklin Carter to the program. Like many photographers, Matt Carter wears a lot of hats. In his case, literally and figuratively, but his photography work blends documentary, editorial, and portrait work and reflects the place he calls home—Greenville, South Carolina. He shoots for regional and specialty magazines and does corporate work and portraits for local artists and businesses. He also assists other photographers and, of course, he has his personal projects. Family, food, fishing, hunting, drag racing, and dirt cars are depicted with humility and grace and a touch of humor.
With Carter we discuss a range of topics, but keep our conversation focused on how to work comfortably in varied settings and with different communities of folks. Carter may be at home on the rivers shooting fly fishing, but he also has produced wonderful series at local car racing tracks, a world with which he is much less familiar. We talk about these two racing projects—“Dirt” and “Glory”—and how he mingles with the drivers and crowd, as well as the gear, from FUJIFILM to Mamiya, he uses to create both portraits and documentary-style images. We also discuss photographing hunting and fishing and the portrait work he does, both in studio and on location, and the lighting he uses for both. We close on the topic of “finding your voice,” and for Carter how his latest project on local food production unites his many passions. Join us for this easygoing and informative conversation.
Guest: Matthew Franklin Carter
Photograph © Matthew Franklin Carter