Welcome to my website!
My name is Devin Masga. I’m from San Francisco and currently reside in Brooklyn, New York. Photography is essentially my calling, my passion, and my desire for a long term profession. It’s the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday, though I would hope not. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way an image moves and makes me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft. I wrestle with every image I shoot. I assume perfection is possible and I want to bring it out of every picture. My Goal is to one day become a traveling photographer and shoot and capture world events as they unfold. I am not sure which came first, being nosey or an interest in ‘street photography’, but a fascination with people and the way they live their lives is why I enjoy the streets so much.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING ON THE STREET? 3 years
WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE? Nikon D3000
DO YOU STAGE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS? No I spend a lot of time walking around the city, usually a whole day walking the streets trying to capture moments. All the photographs on my website are not staged. Its just everyday life!
WHO ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES? Marino Testino, Vivian Maier, Ricky Powell and a few more
DID YOU LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY IN SCHOOL? No, All my photography is self taught I never had a mentor.
DO YOU NEED AN ASSISTANT? I don’t work with an assistant on the street, but when I go to abandoned places that’s when i would prefer one.
DO YOU HAVE A BOOK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE? One day…But I have some ideas and photographs in mind that I would love to turn into a book.
DO YOU RUN INTO ANY TROUBLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF STRANGERS? Ive had a couple people just turn around when they see me trying to take a picture of them but very rarely. I have learned to be quick and discreet photographing in public. I learned to take photos quick and move onto the next subject.
GOAL? One day I would like to become a Photo Journalist and travel around the world and capture world events and just be a great photographer.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU? Everything you wanna know about my photography is all on this website. Or feel free to email me at Devin.Masga@gmail.com Enjoy!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY? Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera with you at all times, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to have fun with it.
”There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”- Henri Cartier-Bresson