Devin comes from the same realm as my friend Darien, as far as belonging to a strong connection of people who support/impact my life. He also attended Western Tech and transformed from a nice musician to an artist who evokes feeling and emotion through the art of sound. Devin Parker is also a close friend of mine, brother-like and as we progressed through high school we shared football experiences, parties, and moments of irreplaceable laughter. (Yes, Devin will make you laugh into tears). Devin has traveled around the country playing music, songwriting for R&B artists such as Cassie, creating and laying out tracks for hip-hop artist like Pit Bull and Sheek Louch, and producing tracks for pop and indie singers like Julian Jensen. I come from a crop of friends grinding, striving and pursuing success. (I guess that's why I'm so insatiable). Keep an eye and ear out for Devin because in some cases you may have already heard some of his work.
I intended to shoot (That may be my next tattoo, "shoot with intent") black and white from the beginning and wanted to use my home/studio's windows to effectively capture Devin in natural light. (But I also used the Elinchrom). We set up two locations to shoot, in my living room next to the window and the red room. Again, knowing Devin for this long time has created a sense of ease to direct and control the shoot in order to convey him as an artist as well as myself. Using the modified light and the "red room" we portrayed a dimmer-side to the artist who can make sounds feel like color in your soul. We had fun conversing, laughing and oh yeah shooting, so after you are finished perusing the photos and blogs and then telling your friends to do the same, please check out http://www.dlpthegreat.com it has a wonderful layout showcasing this artists' music and profile.