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WELCOME TO ALL THE DEAD BOYS.

I’M CARTER SMITH – PHOTOGRAPHER  SLASH FILMMAKER AND ALL THE DEAD BOYS IS MY DEEP DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF QUEEER FEAR AND BODY HORROR.

I GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN WHERE BEING GAY FELT DANGEROUS. AT LEAST AS DANGEROUS AS THE HORROR MOVIES I LOVED SO MUCH.

MAYBE MORE SO.

GAY HORROR WASN’T A THING. THERE WAS ZERO OVERLAP BETWEEN THESE TWO WORLDS THAT SHAPED MY IDENTITY.

BUT FOR ME, QUEER ALWAYS WENT HAND IN HAND WITH FEAR.

I LEFT FOR THE BIG CITY AND TRAVELLED THE WORLD TAKING PRETTY PICTURES OF FAMOUS FACES AND LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT. BUT HORROR NEVER LEFT MY HEART. AND WHEN MY FIRST SHORT FILM BUGCRUSH WON THE GRAND JURY PRIZE AT SUNDANCE, I REALIZED MAYBE I WASN’T ALONE IN MY LOVE OF QUEER FEAR.

I STARTED ALL THE DEAD BOYS  TO EXPLORE THAT MURKY PLACE WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE HORRIFIC INTERSECT.

TO TELL STORIES AND MAKE IMAGES THAT ARE AS SEDUCTIVE AS THEY ARE UNSETTLING.

SO IF YOU HAVE AN AVERSION TO BLOOD, SWEAT OR TEARS – STOP HERE.

BUT IF YOU’VE MADE IT THIS FAR, THEN MAYBE YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

I HOPE SO.

I’M EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

CARTER

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