Carlos Detres has merged commercial photography, fine art and anthropology to create bold, haunting pieces that explore historical and personal memories. Stories of the supernatural have inspired him to emulate camera and editing techniques that were once employed to make hoaxed or allegedly genuine images of ghosts. He works in this method to provide authenticity so that no element of the photograph is without purpose, meaning or historical significance.
Traveling to locations such as the swampy islands of Southeast Louisiana and the ancient cobbled streets of St. Augustine broaden the historical perspective often found throughout his work. His involvement in archaeological expeditions of former yellow fever quarantine camps throughout our state have found its way into many of the photographs featured at Jewels.
His first photography book, Ghosts of New Amsterdam, published in October 2017, was a response to the byproduct of technological conveniences that have made humanity into what he views as a “landscape of small, isolated islands”.
Carlos Detres is currently at work on his first film, entitled, The Red Canvas, which is based on the short story by XXX Zombieboy XXX. He is also completing a collection named, The Saffron Scourge, which is about the memories of the ghosts of victims who suffered the many yellow fever epidemics that plagued New Orleans for much of the nineteenth century.
WORK: Refinery 29, American Salon, The Macallan, Brugal, MBooth, Narratively, UrbanDaddy, New Museum, Papermag, USA Today, Time Out New York, REVERIE, Latin Times, Adweek, SAVEUR Magazine, Musee Magazine, Gotham Magazine, LIC Courier, Queens Courier, Bumble and bumble, Popgun Presents, PROHAIRKIT, The Coffin Factory, Buzzine!, Performer Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Mute Records, RCRDLBL, Tasting Table, Ins and Outs Magazine, CREEP, Dwell, Street Photography Magazine, Lenscratch, and more.
If you are looking to express your point of view, brand vision and artistry then book a portrait photography session or conceptual photoshoot with Carlos Detres. Pricing and packages vary upon project.
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