Howdy, I'm Devan.

I'm a hobbyist photographer from the DMV area with a deep passion for film photography. My camera isn't just a tool - it's a form of artistic expression and a way to capture unique moments in time. I take pride in exploring unconventional angles and techniques to produce photographs that stand out from the crowd.

Growing up in a small farm town in Tennessee, I knew I didn't fit in with the life it offered me. Joining the Navy in 2012 was a pivotal moment for me - it helped me discover who I am and what I'm capable of. With a decade of service to my country, I learned valuable lessons about resiliency, perseverance, and self-reliance. Now, as a civilian, I'm excited to continue pursuing my passion for photography and exploring all that life has to offer.

Photography isn't something that I stumbled into, however. All throughout my childhood, disposable cameras and family functions went hand-in-hand. My parents still keep albums so stuffed with pictures that the shelves sag under the weight of the memories. My photos are a window into where I lived, who I was, and what was important to me.

So what's devanopolis? It's the name my parents called me as a child. I've heard it cheered almost my entire life and it's a source of pride that I'll carry with me until I die. I am thankful for what my parents have given me and the sacrifices I'll never truly know that have allowed me to become who I am today.

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