Photographer and long time partner Mare, then known as Mary Young, pose for our first Xmas card. At the time we were both writing an 18,000 word pulp novel a week, in addition to producing photo illustrated magazine articles. Mare wrote detective and romance yarns, while I wrote American westerns, though I had never been outside Australia. – Jeff Carter
Jeff Carter, with laconic humour, dubbed himself ‘photographer to the poor and unknown’ while photography critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, Robert McFarlane hailed him as a visual poet of the Australian landscape and people and art critic John McDonald described him as one the greatest photographers of Australian life in the last half of the twentieth century….going on to say There have been many other local photographers of outstanding ability, but there was only one Jeff Carter.