Meet the artist: Devan Shumway

Current Hometown: Minot

Where can we see your work?

You can view more of my photographs and videos online at my website. (https://devanshumway.wixsite.com/dsfilm)

Do you have work for sale?

I am more than happy to make prints of my previous work if someone is interested! I also love doing documentary/promotional videos as well, with examples on my website. You can contact me through my website or my email. (shumway.camera @gmail.com)

In what media do you work?

I mainly work with digital media. I enjoy taking photos as well as recording and editing video.

How would you describe your style?

I have had my camera for a little less than a year and I honestly believe that I am still discovering my style. I love capturing moments that you can’t recreate. It gives the image a special impression and a lasting memory feel. I like colorful scenes – something that catches your eye when you glance at it.

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

My mom. She has always been taking pictures of my siblings and I since we were little. When my passion for running grew (I run Track and Cross Country) she was always at my races ready to document it. After all these years it is always fun to look back at the memories that she has captured.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

I enjoy doing sporting events. This past spring, I took photos for the Minot State Track and Field team. It was a fun challenge for myself because you only have a few moments to capture an athlete competing in their event. It can be extremely sunny or a dull overcast as well, which helped accelerate my understanding of my cameras settings.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

When I’m taking a photo of someone I’ll show them the image immediately because it just gets me excited. I love making people feel good and that’s one of the biggest rewards of photography.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m 21 years old and I’ll be a senior at Minot State University this fall. I’m majoring in Broadcasting with a minor in Management. For anyone interested in photos or even a video I’ll do it for FREE! Deadline for this offer ends July 1st 2018, just email me before then so we can set a date! (shumway.camera@gmail.com)

Special thanks to the Minot Daily News for featuring me!

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