After almost a decade working in the food industry Aubrey Devin
made the transition into photography and we recently noticed her work and love it.
Aubrey calls LA home and captures emotive images of people in their natural habitats and this series starring Darrick and Parker shot in DTLA is no exception. Look out for more work from Abrey in the NOW series to follow and check out a chat we had with her below.You can follow Aubrey on Instagram HERE
Where do you look for inspiration?
I think inspiration usually finds me (yuck, cliche??). Whenever I try too hard to make a spark happen, it usually falls flat.
But it usually starts with a really interesting face or location, from there it kinda opens up a photo story/theme that revolves around an emotion.
If an image moves you, makes you sad or feel alone or blissed out or makes you wanna be apart of it, those are the images that make me want to be a better photographer.
Describe one of your most challenging moments shooting.
Nothing too drastic, but there were two times where I spent months developing an idea and when it actually came down to shoot day, I only had a fraction of the time I really needed and there was nothing I could do about it. Just the feeling of finally getting all the elements together then not having the ability to work it to it's fullest potential is disappointing.
What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done for a shot?
Wish I had a cooler story. It wasn't necessarily stupid for a photo's sake, more just stupid of me. Was in Sydney on the northern beaches, I continued shooting after I got a sea urchin spine jammed up under my big toenail. Was too embarrassed to say how much it hurt, I wanted to throw up and/or pass out. Instead, I kept going, taking pretty bad shots even though the team was brilliant. Then next day flew home to LA, causing it to get badly infected and needed minor surgery to get it out.
What keeps you motivated/ excited about life?
The idea of love probably. That's the ultimate goal, right? To love and be loved. Also, travel. Going deep in new places with zero obligations or pressures or rushed timeline and letting yourself be blessed by so many generous people along the way, that's a pretty great feeling.