Meet our Newest Author/Photographer, Devin Purgason


Incredibly exciting news came down the pipe earlier this week when I announced that my search for a second author had ended! For a few months, I was looking for someone to come on board and add another unique perspective to the Confessions brand. I was almost ready to give up when an idea hit me! What about asking one of my good friends Devin to come on board?!

Devin and I worked very closely on my “Confessions through Photograph” visual story. These pictures set a high precedence for quality and story telling and I’m incredibly proud of what we were able to accomplish. Check them out here and here.

Adding into his resume of his being a professional photographer was our very close friendship. I’ve known Devin for about two years now and recently graduated with him from college. He has an incredible heart, an outstanding eye, and a passion for those dealing with any kinds of various mental illnesses.

All of this combined lead me to pursue his authorship and ownership of our “Through photography” category. As you can already tell he graciously accepted my offer. You’ll begin seeing his work on the blog within the week! We’re both extremely excited for the plans he has for the category and I can’t wait for you all to see them!

I felt that the best way to introduce you all to him was by way of interview. Let’s have some fun!

Devin

 

Hi, Devin!

Hey, Matty!

What’s your favorite color?

My favorite color is GREEN!

When did your passion for photography begin? What brought it on?

My passion for photography actually came from my passion for videography.

As a sophomore in high school, I became very interested in editing videos for

Facebook and YouTube. I started with iMovie and a Handy Cam. I then grew

into bigger and better equipment, watched HOURS of YouTube tutorials, had

excellent friends and trainers that taught me and viola, you’re a professional

photographer. Although I believe a little bit of natural eye for the shot is

included, so thanks, God!

What was the hardest part of growing up?

I would say the hardest part for me currently is figuring out the financial end of

life. Also, working during the summer. KIDS. HOLD ON TO YOUR SUMMER.

DON’T WASTE IT. TRUST ME.

How many hours do you think you play Pokemon Go! a day?

Oh goodness. I plead the 5th. Jk. I would say that right now I have probably

played Pokemon Go for 3 hours a day since it came out…#dontjudge

What trainer level are you and what’s your highest rated Pokemon?

CURRENTLY: I am level 20, and my highest rated Pokemon is a CP 1587

Vaporeon. Hopefully, this will be different in a few days.

Would you rather live in the world or Harry Potter or live with unending wealth?

Well, considering I was brought up with a mother that said Harry Potter was

witchcraft and I was forbidden to watch or read the series, I’ll have to go with

unending wealth…

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

This question is literally too expansive…If I had to narrow it down, it would

have to be when I taught an entire Sunday School class with my fly open. -_-

Really wish someone had mentioned it. In private.

What’s your biggest regret?

My biggest regret is not putting myself out there relationally enough. I get

friend zoned. Quick. Real quick.

Your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment would have to be graduating from college with a

4.0.

Can you give us a brief hint of some of the plans you have for our photography section?

I really plan on trying out some more conceptual photography for this blog.

Meaning that it’s not just a picture of a field or a sunset, but rather a picture

that tells a story. I want the pictures to be deep and intrinsic. I want you to

think!

What’s one thing not many people know about you?

I have such an irrational fear of bees that I tell people I’m allergic to

them…that’s the only way my reaction to a bee buzzing makes any sense…

Would you rather fight 100 crab-sized horses or 10 horse sized crabs?

I would say probably 100 crab-sized horses because I really feel like I could

tame those horses and sell them – although a horse sized crab would be

delicious…

Thank you so much, Devin, for answering and we both hope you enjoyed the interview! Make sure you welcome Devin to the WordPress family and be looking out for his soon coming projects. You can find more of his story in our “Meet the Authors” tab underneath “About Confessions.”

You are loved!

6 Replies to “Meet our Newest Author/Photographer, Devin Purgason”

  1. Wow 4.0, impressive!
    I’m surprised the kids didn’t point out your fly. My class wouldn’t have hesitated.
    Don’t feel like you missed out on something with Harry Potter. My dad wouldn’t let me read/watch either, siting it as “devil mess”

    Nice to meet you!

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