These are beasts belonging to no land, they belong only to the longing of one for another, the lust for its exotic mystery, the sanctuary for new desire. These mythological chimeras are an amalgamed mutation of English and Japanese monsters of folklore. In these compositions, my identity and heritage fornicate with the wonder and spectacle of a desired land. One strange and aloof, but one I feel desperate to explore and understand. It is a meeting of what is and what will be.
Harry Carter is a photo-based visual artist and writer concerned with the challenges and changing ways in which we communicate today. With sombre poetic sensibility Harry explores themes of fantasy, eroticism and existential longing, his photographic undertakings becoming a ritualistic endeavour, a forgotten exorcism reverberating through his technological device. Harry’s essential question is whether imagery today is aiding or hindering our ability to remain intimate beings; he endeavours to understand through his photography how we can authentically navigate and express ourselves in an illusory and incomprehensible world. Harry takes inspiration from an array of mediums and writings, including the works of Nakahira, Kōbō Abe and various punk and electronic musics.
The contrast between the brain-boggling creatures and vivid colors, and the worldview of the creatures, aroused my strong interest.