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.
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”. Hairnomicon: Communiques from Beyond the Chair is his recent collection of hoaxed ghost pictures, occult inspired horror photography book that was released June of 2018.
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Published and Commissioned: The Macallan, Brugal, Narratively, New Museum, USA Today, Adweek, SAVEUR Magazine, Bumble and bumble, Consequence of Sound, Refinery29