Tim Carter is the eldest son of Barbara Kent Carter-the Kents' fourth child, third daughter-and Alan Carter-the founder and once director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Tim dabbled in photography long before he attended the Maine School of Photographic Arts-under the tutelage of master photographer Howard Bond.
During the 1980s he broke into the business of creating "ski portraits" while enjoying the slopes in New Hampshire. Presently he works as an architectural photographer, assisting designers and builders with marketing their work. Tim prefers black and white imagery because he feels it best "captures the starkness of the land and people" in the American west. For Tim there is a kinship between his own compositions and those of his grandfather's Greenland landscapes, in particular: "they are stark and barren, you get the feeling of great opposition between light and dark, and the immense land," he says. Tim's
Ice Light recalls Kent's Sledging, his Lone Tree, Kent's Ancient Oak, a Virginia landscape, and Tim's Encampment, his grandfather's views toward Whiteface Mountain from Asgaard's eastern fields. |
Tim and his wife Tina have since moved west-Wyoming, and now Colorado-where he continues to explore photography.