Devon is a contemporary photographer primarily working in fashion and documentary photography. He works with themes revolving around the personal and mundane nature of everyday life, whether through poetic narratives or provocative documentaries. He combines this with book design to create handcrafted books as part of his practice.
Devon uses an autobiographical approach to his work. He often includes the people around him, whether it is family or friends, and himself as part of his work. He captures these photographs with a style that could be described as minimal, often isolating single object away from the bigger picture. It allows the images to be highly specific when the context is known, while being universal by removing unnecessary details from his composition.
Fitting In is a study of the author’s entire wardrobe. The items in it reflects his fragmented masculine and feminine identity. It is presented alongside archival images from his home and his youth. The project addresses gender essentialism and how the different people in his life plays a certain role in enforcing it or dismantling it. The project is meant to be a testimony of his existence and experiences as he grew up in a conservative Indonesian household, and how he changed and adapted as those restrictions were lifted.