It’s been a minute since we’ve had a series from Cary Fagan on the site. This series ‘penthouse’ stays true to his aesthetic featuring dreamy yet gloomy locations. I asked him a few questions on the evolution of his work and what he’s most looking forward to this year.
What was your through process when shooting this series?
I found the model through hard social media research. Learning that she had recently had experience with all sorts of magazines including Vogue Italy, I expressed my interest in working with her. Originally, we set up to shoot in a breather somewhere in New York, for our first meet and did so, but mutually agreed that it wasn’t enough so the next day she gave me an address to meet her at. Little did I know this was her place in New York City – With no expectations I found myself entering a magical penthouse gifting plenty to work with. Her open mindedness and willingness to work with my ideas made for a great series.
How has your technique changed in the past year?
I would like to say that I’m much more disciplined than I was before when it comes to what kind of shots I want to take, or what vision I see fit for the situation i’m in during a set. I’m much more patient than I was years ago. I don’t shoot as much as I used to. I hope that this has shown in the progress of my work and ideas.
What are you most looking forward to in the future (pertaining to your art)?
With the way things have been going for me this year I want to see more of my work in different art galleries around the world. Recently, my work was apart of Atlanta’s PhotoRevolt (hosted at the Studioplex). Also, I was apart of Toronto’s Shockvalue event, where two of my favorite pieces stood erect. But more importantly, I’m looking forward to seeing myself grow as an artist. I’m also looking to traveling more, experiencing different cultures and places. I think this will feed into my work.
Photography: Cary Fagan
Model: Bruna Gomes