Cary Fagan is a young American photographer, whose work is a mix of dreaminess and softness. In a short Q&A with the artist the Superlative team asks him about things from what it needs to take a good photo to his future plans!
1. Introduce yourself: who are you, how old are you, where are you from?
Hello, my name is Cary Fagan. I am 25 years old. I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona.
2. How and why did you become a photographer?
I became a photographer following my father’s footsteps. He is responsible for the passion I have today.
3. What do you like to photograph the most?
The beauty people take for granted, for example… in the series “Free” I took a photograph of me holding a fork inside of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Yes… it’s just a fork, but look further and tell me what you see.
4. What makes a woman beautiful/interesting to you?
Women are strong, without women I wouldn’t be here. The female anatomy is the source of any artistic inspiration (or an aid to some creative outlet) in my opinion. For me, it’s a great opportunity shooting with women because I also get to learn a little bit about their background.
5. If you had the opportunity to take photos of anyone you would want to, who would it be and why?
Lauryn Holmquist, she is a chameleon when it comes to modeling. She can take on any genre of photographer whether it’d be fine art or fashion. She’s eclectic in her own light, and shows effortless ability when in front of the camera.
6. What do you think is the key to take “good” photos?
it’s not the way you take a photo, it’s how you feel while you’re taking the photo. If you don’t have the confidence required to develop the photograph there’s no chance you’re going to get what you want. Then of course, if you take the photo without planning and you expect the unexpected and something you didn’t imagine happening happens.
……There’s no right way to take a “good photo”
7. What is your favorite technique?
I don’t have a certain technique to get my artistic point across, it all comes to mind in the moment.
8. What are your future plans?