DEVINN PIERRE

When I was younger my football coach told me, "If I quit playing football I would quit everything" and for the longest those words haunted me, Photography has been the thing that has got me through my roughest periods in life, I say I wanna quit everyday but it's like a smoker saying he will stop smoking... You just find them with another cigarette five mins later...

 

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I still get nervous to share my soul with people. We live in such a judgmental age where people like to compare instead of appreciate, and it sucks that people sometimes wish to pass a judgement other than a compliment. The amount of love shown to me for my work has definitely helped grow my confidence more and more.  

 

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I still get nervous to share my soul with people. We live in such a judgmental age where people like to compare instead of appreciate, and it sucks that people sometimes wish to Women play a critical role in this world, period. It's amazing to see how much has changed for women, whether it's their body types, or the type of roles they have in a corporate environment, the ways that they take care of themselves, the hairstyles, the attitudes, women are the best subjects to capture because they are constantly evolving and helping us evolve in the process.  

 

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I look for unique attributes, positive mentality, great conversation. I see so many women who catch my eye but none of them would be considered model material. I love freckles, I wish I knew more girls who were covered in them. I would love to shoot a whole series of women with freckles. All skin types. That would be amazing (laughing). A lot of women reach out to me now which cool and from all over. I can't wait to travel more and experience different cultures. 

 

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I don't make it awkward for people to be naked around me and I think that right there is the main part of being comfortable in your skin in front of someone else. We all have bodies, I think it's natural to feel insecure about your body but sometimes letting someone else express their opinion of you helps build confidence for both people involved. 

 

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I'm in love with YSL and Gucci; they are my favorite brands. I would love to be a creative director for them. Their images have stepped up so much this year, I feel I would work great on a team like that. I'm really into vintage apparel as well. I wish I could have lived in the 70s. Finding the perfect setting is more of a challenge than wardrobe to me. 

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one that I'm grateful for is: scheduling. There is never enough time to get something done, but with the window of opportunity in front of you, you have to seize the opportunity. Fifteen seconds of fame isn't given to everyone. (laughing) When I had a job, I made an excuse to leave to go shoot with someone and it ended up landing me into a position where I didn't have to go back to work... Never make excuses for your passion; find a way by any means. 

 

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I'm optimistic about life in general. My glass has always been half full. Everything is temporary. Nothing lasts forever but while we're here, enjoy the time we have. 

 

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The end of civilzation will be caused by: social media.

 
















01 // Alyssa Texas // alyssatexas
02 // Van Cae // mvancae
03 // Sonny Matson // sonnymatson
04 // Alyssa Texas // alyssatexas
05 // Sarah Sinclai // sinielie
06 // Van Cae // mvancae
07 // Alyssa Texas // alyssatexas
08 // Nikki Crisp // nikkicrisp_
09 // Sarah Sinclai // sinielie
10 // Alyssa Texas // alyssatexas
11 // Van Cae // mvancae
12 // Sara Tariq // saratariqq
13 // Sonny Matson // sonnymatson
14 // Sarah Sinclai // sinielie
15 // Stephanie L // stphanie.l
16 // Sonny Matson // sonnymatson

 

Devinn Pierre // devinnpierre // devinnpierre.com

 

JUNNNKTANK is an online zine which has existed in one form or another since 2006.
For over a decade, the focus has been on highlighting the efforts of inspiring individuals and artists from around the world.

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