Around The Blok. Vol. 5 - Fawn DeViney
Fawn is a Phoenix-based editorial and fine art photographer by way of Traditional New England. Her aesthetic is influenced by the softness of New England's gray skies and the many hues of the Atlantic Ocean. When she puts her camera down, you can often find her spending time with her beloved pup, Duece! Today, we are extremely thrilled to sit down with Fawn for Around The Blok!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.
I am a photographer who is drawn to calm neutrals and natural light. I used to live with my head in the clouds and would find myself so frustrated with not materializing what I had created in my mind. So now, I have daily rituals to ground myself in simple mindfulness. Creating that space has allowed for me to work in the most honest and organic way possible and my greatest hope is that is seen in my images.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
I must photograph. always and always. It is how I communicate. I have never been a verbally driven woman. If I speak too many words it is because I can’t seem to find the right one. But, somehow when I photograph what I’m feeling it is as though I can let out a sigh of relief, “Oh, there it is. That is what I meant to say.” It is my language.
WHAT BENEFIT DOES ART PROVIDE TO SOCIETY?
Artists hold an incredible responsibility of truth and vulnerability. We are sharing a part of our souls with the masses and to me that is incredibly powerful. But, more than that how certain pieces resonate with complete strangers. You become connected with your viewer on a deep level owing to the fact that they found something in their own soul because of what you created from yours.
WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO OTHERS CHASING THEIR DREAMS?
Know that you can really do it. When you are in flow with the root of who you are nothing can stand in your way.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION AND WHY?
Solitude and the water is my great source of inspiration. It could be the ocean, rain, a lap pool, or the bath. It is my time to reconnect with my intuition. It won’t be long after I submerge myself that ideas that have been living my in mind materialize. I also typically end the day with a bath, a glass of wine, and journaling near the fireplace. It’s impossible to not be overwhelmed with gratitude and that in of itself is incredibly inspiring.
WHEN YOU THINK OF HOME, WHAT COMES TO MIND?
My current home in downtown Phoenix. It is truly a manifestation of my wildest dreams. When you walk in my home it is an extension of myself and I could not feel more at peace and calm than when I am there.