Artist Spotlight: Cary Fagan

Where I’m From:

Born in Phoenix, Arizona.


What kind of equipment do you use?
I have a variety of cameras but recently I’ve been fascinated by the Yashica T3, and my Konica AF.  


Do you seek out inspiration or does it come naturally to you?
I seek it all the time. It comes and goes, but it doesn’t pour out of me daily. I think I am most inspired when I am shooting in the moment, or if I am in love with something, or i come across a foreign film. 


Best Experience(s):
Probably shooting out of country for the first time since taking photography more serious, I gained a new perspective and a new sense of motivation. I want to do more traveling out of country and work with people all over the world.


Future Plans:

I feel like I am at a crossroads with my work. I have several different avenues where I want to take it. Unfortunately, a lot of time is spent coming to grips with them being very different avenues. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how to mitigate that difference, and what sort of stuff I want to be shooting, and how I will shoot that. It is one of those things that I am afraid to talk too much about in case it is a short lived idea, but I am starting to get really interested in this Marc Jacbos book that i recently discovered at a friend of mines. I have also been toying with the idea of somehow starting local exhibits, and self-publishing a book – it is only a seed of an idea. It is something, though, that I want to begin organizing. I think it is such a shame that most people feel that seeing art is beyond them. Often, art is so cerebral, and not visceral. Which is fine, but too much of it incubates this very heady environment, and unfortunately, a lot of ironic work. And the problem with too much work that is based in irony is that it divides people easily. I really would love to put on a show where you can experience work that isn’t only a one or two person experience, but something that can create a sense of harmony within the entire audience.


You can view more of Cary Fagan’s work on his website and his Instagram.






















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