Interview by Salinah On Yeugo/
Photos by Trevon Davis
Trevon Davis, 20, from Austin, Texas, is our November Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against three other photographers for his title and his photo received the most votes. Davis previously won the Photographer of the Week during the first week of November. We love his drive and passion for photography.
We interviewed Davis to get to know him better as a photographer and to share his experiences and advice for all photographers to see.
The photos in this story are Davis‘s original images (© Trevon Davis).
What is the story behind the photos you’ve submitted?
Davis: These photos are some of my favorite portraits I have taken throughout 2020. These select photos show the range of photography I have captured. At the start of the pandemic, I did not think I would be able to keep my photography business stable. However, even through the pandemic, I found time to keep my dream alive.
Do you have a specific theme or topic that is the focus of your photography?
Davis: The main focus of my photography would be taking portraits to capture the special moments in time. I started with sports photography, catching key points in the game, then I took that same approach to my portrait photography.
What have you gained/experienced while working with this topic?
Davis: I have gained an appreciation for the present time we live in. This will make each photo captured mean more to myself and the subject. By taking this approach to photography, I have learned that it is better to focus on the now rather than worry about the past or the future. You have to make every moment count because you never know when it will be over.
Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t notice about you.
Davis: Most people wouldn’t notice how much peace there is in editing my photos. I always hear of others stressing about their editing process. I like to keep a level of simplicity when editing my photos. This makes for the best product in the end.
What’s a piece of advice you would offer to other photographers to encourage their creativity?
Davis: A piece of advice I would offer to other photographers to encourage creativity would be to not worry about the number of likes on your post. You can’t let the amount of likes on your post determine your opinion on your work. Post the best work possible with confidence every time. Also, don’t try to overload yourself, it is OK to take a break if you need to.
We at Bokeh Focus find this thought provoking selection of Davis‘s portraits fascinating! We’re very excited to be able to feature his work. Trevon, congratulations again on your beautiful portrait photography. We hope to see more of your portraiture in gallery shows!