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Photographer Cary Fagan Captures Young Talents In Dior Taking Houston by Storm

Cultured Magazine

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Musician Mark Sabinin and Zulu, shot by Cary Fagan. All clothing by Dior Men.

Houston’s reputation as an art city is nothing new. The Menil Collection alone garners international eyeballs for the Texan outpost, but what about the next generation? Photographer Cary Fagan has spent 20 years of his life in the southern metropolis with the requisite stints in New York and Los Angeles for comparison, but it’s in his Texan hometown that he feels the most potential for creative life to flourish. One of the obstacles to Houston’s evolution, as Fagan sees it now, is the unspoken competitive edge that can be felt amongst talented peers in a deep pool where opportunities run short. His solution for the issue is simple: collaboration, which is why when we asked Fagan to create a visual diary for our youth issue he turned the chance loose—inviting local creative directors, photographers, musicians, artists and models to participate in a guerilla-style shoot set around the city’s ankles. The result was two blissful days in which everyone had the chance to shine the light back and forth between each other. The blaze of their collective triumph is captured here and in more detail at @IamDiorHouston where you can find behind-the-scenes and making-of footage.

 

The Houston skyline by Cary Fagan.
The Houston skyline by Cary Fagan.
Model Mike Onipede shot by Christean Kareem.
Model Mike Onipede shot by Christean Kareem.
Mike Onipede with Mark Sabinin shot by Christean Kareem.
Mike Onipede with Mark Sabinin shot by Christean Kareem.
Photographer Christean Kareem captured by Cary Fagan.
Photographer Christean Kareem captured by Cary Fagan.
Group portrait by Cameron Reed.
Group portrait by Cameron Reed.
Designer Josh Allen captured by Cary Fagan.
Designer Josh Allen captured by Cary Fagan.
Cary Fagan and designer Josh Allen captured by Christean Kareem.
Cary Fagan and designer Josh Allen captured by Christean Kareem.
Cary Fagan and designer Josh Allen captured by Christean Kareem.
Cary Fagan and designer Josh Allen captured by Christean Kareem.
Zulu shot by Cary Fagan.
Zulu shot by Cary Fagan.
Mark Sabinin and Josh Allen shot by Justin Heron.
Mark Sabinin and Josh Allen shot by Justin Heron.
Ezla Lewis shot by Cary Fagan.
Ezla Lewis shot by Cary Fagan.
Mike Onipede with musician and film writer Tobacco Ryan shot by Justin Heron.
Mike Onipede with musician and film writer Tobacco Ryan shot by Justin Heron.