• A rainy evening in Galveston, Texas. This was the first place I flew into for the Dear Suburbia tour across America. What a stop to jump in. Galveston must be one of the most surf-deprived yet surf-stoked towns in the world. Such a wild little place. I love visiting towns and surf-stoked maniacs like that because it really makes me appreciate getting to surf on a regular basis, seeing how long some people have to wait to even catch a wave. Let alone a good one.
  • This is a local Byron girl, Tahnee. We just shot the latest Globe winter apparel campaign at our little surf shack in Byron and Tahnee was kicking around. It's taken through the windshield of my car with the tail of a longboard on the roof providing the shade that you can see her through. It would be so much cooler if I could actually ride the longboard instead of shuffling around the Pass on it like a German tourist.
  • A few months ago we did a trip to Italy for Craig's new movie that Dane is making. We had such a fucking rad time but we ended up spending three weeks on the road getting skunked in every corner of the globe imaginable. Australia to LA to Paris to Milan to Portugal to London to LA to Mexico and then we gave up finally. Souls destroyed. This is Craig on one of the last days in Portugal overlooking howling, rainy, messy shit. Pretty much sums up the whole trip.
  • On the road again for Dear Suburbia fanging through some gator-filled wetlands down south. This was a roll of slide film that I got cross-processed because I didn't want to wait to get it done properly. I thought it would look OK, but ended up looking like it had been through the Lomo filter on Instagram 100 times, which was a bummer.
  • Warren and I did a drive from LA to Panama City, Florida a few months back for a little online magazine we do when we can called Proxynoise. We ended up at some wild little town in Texas for Fourth of July and I shot a roll of fireworks and then double-exposed it. This portrait of Warren was one of my favorites from the roll.
  • This is Kai, on a barge, somewhere on the Dear Suburbia trip again, with his little Super 8 getting some seagull gold I think. One thing you have to know about Kai is he never. Stops. Working. Ever. His nickname is Business Borg and he is the busiest man you'll ever meet. And drinks seven people's worth of coffee per day.
  • This is Nate Tyler's zone up north around Morro Rock. We surfed here one evening and then when we came in to get changed two old girls were feeding these prehistoric-sized seagulls. This lady nearly lost at least three of her fingers when she started throwing bread to these monsters.
  • Cross-country for Proxynoise again, I think we were somewhere near a little town called Needles here. Someone's Japanese rice rocket had been pushed too far and given up. We were too scared to stop in case the thing blew, so I held the camera out the window and hoped for the best as we sped by.
A rainy evening in Galveston, Texas. This was the first place I flew into for the Dear Suburbia tour across America. What a stop to jump in. Galveston must be one of the most surf-deprived yet surf-stoked towns in the world. Such a wild little place. I love visiting towns and surf-stoked maniacs like that because it really makes me appreciate getting to surf on a regular basis, seeing how long some people have to wait to even catch a wave. Let alone a good one.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DION AGIUS FOR ISSUE TWO FROM DION'S SUMMER PORTFOLIO, A SELECTION OF HIS PHOTOS AND WORDS
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"I'm in Europe, heading to Iceland tomorrow for Globe, going to be so goddamn cold! Then I'm back to France for two weeks, then Berlin for a week, then New York, then Maine, then back to LA, then home to Byron for summer [Northern Hemisphere's winter]. Can't wait!"

That's from an email Dion sent us last week.

I think it helps illustrate how it is that he's become such a good photographer, with this amazing archive of frozen moments, all shot on film and not digital.

Dion is just places. He's here, there, gone, Maine, Iceland, Berlin...he's places. And he's places with people, doing things, and has such a fastidious habit of shooting that when moments arise he's ready to capture.

Above are a few of those moments from Dion's recent travels, along with his words on how they came about.

We're pleased to have some of Dion's photography in What Youth Quarterly Issue Two, out now in the What Youth shop.

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