Interview: Photographer Noah Devenport
Life is for living and that’s exactly what Noah Devenport sets out to capture with his incredible and alluring work; life at its best angles. We got to set up some time to get some of his perspective from behind the camera and this is what he had to share!
How did you get involved with photography and end up pursuing it?
How I got involved, I remember very vaguely but I believe my friends and I were looking for some new pictures to post and I recently had bought a camera just for fun to capture memories and moments. I really loved shooting and taking photos of my friends and I guess it really just took off from there and I absolutely loved it. In fact next week August 6th, will be my 1st year of doing photography.
How would you distinguish your style?
My style, I’d have to say it’s a mix of portraiture & lifestyle work, I love capturing real life, true moments with my friends. As well as working with models and agency on the portrait side of things. My style is a little darker than most but I really love to bring in the focus on the subject and make it pop.
What has the most inspiration and influence on your visual work?
I think most of my inspiration comes from other artists and creatives around me and around the world, especially my close artist friends. The creatives I follow on Instagram play a big part in my growth as well because their work pushes me to be even more creative and different.
What have your experiences with the photography communities been like for you?
My experiences with the community have been amazing, especially in Utah. I love seeing the creatives in this community grow and come together to be better. I feel that meet ups are a huge part of that as well, just coming together as a community in your local area is so amazing and it’s awesome to meet new creatives and see so many of them.
What are some things you discovered really helped shape your work?
I feel that when I’m shooting I try to just let the ideas come to me and not try to think too hard about what I’m trying to do, but more what I’m trying to express in the photo and what I want the models mood to depict…
What was your last learning experience like?
My last learning experience…. I’ll try not to overthink this one haha I feel like I learn everyday, about photography, life, but most importantly about myself. It’s awesome to evaluate what I do everyday and how I do it. If you told me a year ago I’d be doing photography for a living I would’ve probably called you crazy, but it’s so amazing to see where life can suddenly take you and to see my self growth everyday is amazing.
How would you describe your perspective and philosophies surrounding your work and photography itself?
I feel like with my work it’s really focused and solely around just capturing moments, real life, deep moments. I love being able to be apart of a special moment with someone and being able to document it is everything. Photography to me will forever and always be art, no matter what kind it is, no matter what you’re doing your an artist. Photography often let’s people express themselves in ways that words can’t.
What kinds of things keep you sane?
Life. I know life is gonna get hard and things in life often are, but don’t think about it too much the best thing is that you’re alive. Life’s amazing if you don’t take it too seriously and just live your life the way you want, chase your dream everyday, and don’t be fearful. I know no matter what I do in a day everything will be okay, the lord continues to bless me everyday by waking me up and keeping me healthy and with that in my head I feel like that truly keeps me sane and happy.
Where do you see you and your work going?
I see my work and myself simply just going up, I know that if I continually work on myself and my art I’ll only get better as time comes on. Obviously I still have a really long way to go, to get where I want to be but I think it also helps to be chasing other artists that I look up to and trying to surpass their success. It’s crazy to think of the possibilities and where I’ll be with this in 5 years… My ultimate goal is to get one of my photos published on the front cover of LIFE Magazine. A little cliche, but ever since I saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (my favorite movie) I’ve always wanted to have my art on a big stage like that.
I just want to say thank you to The Histographer for reaching out to me for this interview it’s amazing how social media can work to your advantage now and how people from different places of the world can come together with a single click of a button. Much love I’m very excited to see where my career goes and want to say thank you to everyone who follows my work, shoutout Bryan Chow, shoutout Vince Perry, and the rest of the creative community in Utah and all over the world. Let’s keep building!
Hugest of thanks to Noah and his patience and time for doing this for us, it was an awesome pleasure to share his words and his work! Stay forever awesome, thank you for the inspiration!!