The Artist - Michael Carter SWAc
Michael studied Arts and Humanities subjects at the Hatfield Polytechnic and the University of Oxford. In his landscape photography he has developed a realist approach which avoids idealized images of environmental states but seeks to record evocations of the uncanny and prospects of enchantment. An abiding theme is the notion of ‘corrupted pastoral’, which shows how artificial forms collide and combine with the natural, and how people in their own built environments often appear estranged and incongruous. Also a writer and a photographer of faces, his commentaries and portraits of the SWAc Academicians can be found in South West Academy: Art, People, Place. His most recent book is The Penwith Society of Arts: Portraits of the Artists.