Chris Carthern was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a cosplayer and award-winning photographer with a focus on cosplay, portraits and landscapes. Chris is also an award-winning executive producer at Mystery Dinner Studios, and a social justice advocate that has devoted his career to self-producing diverse, incisive, and insightful content with the uncompromising intention of permanently changing the world for all underrepresented peoples. He loves to travel, has visited 40+ countries and lived in 4. Chris is also a podcast host on the Beneath the Cowl Podcast sponsored by Cosplay Alliance where they discuss pop culture, gaming, comics, mental health and cosplay.