Above: from the Original Houston series.

My hometown of Houston, Texas (USA), also known as the Third Coast, is a world all its own. This city is responsible for birthing the Geto Boys, UGK, dj Screw and the codeine-based drink known as syrup. Most of these artists have existed under the radar for nearly twenty years, producing an uncompromising, innovative sound all their own despite a virtual absence of press outside of Houston. These photographs are an introduction to these overlooked individuals.