Educated at the University of Buffalo, Cornell University, and Washington University (St. Louis, MO).
For more than a quarter century, Carver took photographs for the book "Western Portraits : The Unsung Heroes & Villains of the Silver Screen". His subjects included actors including Karl Malden, David Carradine, Denver Pyle, R.G. Armstrong, L.Q. Jones, Horst Buchholz, Henry Silva, Ruta Lee, Morgan Woodward, Bo Hopkins, Clu Gulager, and more than 70 other actors.