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Alexander Newton

“A picture is worth a thousand words but not all of them draw you in like Alex’s work.” – Dev’s Edge

At age 28, Barbadian born Alexander Newton is a visionary of dramatic elegance in photography. Whether you are looking for that captivating high-end fashion portrait or even a more classic lifestyle image to tell a story, then without a doubt, Alex is the photographer for you. Throughout the years, Alex has worked hard and has definitely elevated himself to a realm where quality is key. His work demands attention and he’s highly sought-after for his spectacular “moody” creations. However, like any other creative, his journey didn’t begin there. In fact, his journey got off to quite a shaky start but despite these odds, Alex is now a true living example of how persistence and having a positive outlook can allow anyone to find their purpose in life. This is the awe-inspiring journey of Alexander Devere Newton, a divine destiny to Devere Debonair.

Alex’s journey as a photographic story-teller began with the loss of his grandmother, whom he was very close to. It was an extremely dark time for Alex and thus, he first turned to poetry as a way to cope, giving birth to the popular name that many know him by today “Poetic Evocations“. Despite this, Alex still felt empty on the inside. Unknowingly, he was looking for something to fill the void. As the days went by, young Alex continued to battle with severe depression and poured his heart into his poetry until, one life-changing day, he came up with an interesting solution.

Alex’s brilliant idea!

Around age 25, Alex decided to make a list of all the things he liked. He then cut them into pieces of paper and placed the options into a bag where whatever name he pulled, was the one thing that he was going to stick with and give it his all. He reached deep down into the bag, gave it a good shake and to his surprise, Alex pulled photography.

Since that day, Alex kept true to his self-promise and managed to obtain his first camera, a Canon T6i. With the help of a few classes, whenever he could, he began to experiment with the art form and as opposed to it just having been a selected choice, photography transformed into a passion. However, little did he know that his life experiences would be the secret to the dark and misty moody magic in his photography. As he kept practicing, he started to perfect his style, which is inspired by greats such as Chris Knight and Jeff Rojas. He adores their dramatic use of lighting and carefully carved shadows to create stunning images. At that time, this was Alex’s life and he was easily able to connect with this style of photography by poetic storytelling through intense imagery.

This attention to detail is what sets his work apart. To date, it has afforded him the opportunity to work with reputable brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Royal Westmoreland, Hilton Barbados, Elegant Magazine and even the amazingly artistic Cambria Designs. Despite Alex’s up-and-coming success, he remains humble and places high emphasis on his actual shoots and makes his models extremely comfortable with his quirky humor. In fact, if you ever hear him exclaim in excitement while on set, then you can rest assured that he’s just captured “the money shot”. Alex’s approach is to capture the best image possible to start with and he’s largely appreciated as he always encourages persons to embrace their bodily flaws by allowing them to see that they are beautiful, just as they are.

Without a doubt, Alex has come a long way from his feeling out phase as a random freelancer to being confident that he can consistently create his desired style under his new prized possession and official brand, DEVERE DEBONAIR. This name represents the combination of his middle name, as he finally found something that resonates with his soul, combined with a term that captures his relaxed working aura but unique sophisticated touch. Simply put, Alex is Devere by name and Debonair by nature.

Alex is such an inspiration and if you’ve ever met him in person, you would know exactly I am talking about. He’s honest, genuine, very positive and lights up with the thought of anything to do with photography. With that same energy, he’s going full steam ahead with the goal of becoming an internationally recognized full-time fashion and editorial photographer while maintaining consistent quality and putting smiles on his customers’ faces along the way. He even wishes to diversify by creating complementary videos of his clients during their shoots to remind them of the memorable experience. Undoubtedly, his story is one to show us that every cloud has a silver lining and that by believing in yourself, we can all reach our true destiny. Alex, we appreciate you!

“A picture is worth a thousand words but not all of them draw you in like Alex’s work.” – Dev’s Edge

At age 28, Barbadian born Alexander Newton is a visionary of dramatic elegance in photography. Whether you are looking for that captivating high-end fashion portrait or even a more classic lifestyle image to tell a story, then without a doubt, Alex is the photographer for you. Throughout the years, Alex has worked hard and has definitely elevated himself to a realm where quality is key. His work demands attention and he’s highly sought-after for his spectacular “moody” creations. However, like any other creative, his journey didn’t begin there. In fact, his journey got off to quite a shaky start but despite these odds, Alex is now a true living example of how persistence and having a positive outlook can allow anyone to find their purpose in life. This is the awe-inspiring journey of Alexander Devere Newton, a divine destiny to Devere Debonair.

Alex’s journey as a photographic story-teller began with the loss of his grandmother, whom he was very close to. It was an extremely dark time for Alex and thus, he first turned to poetry as a way to cope, giving birth to the popular name that many know him by today “Poetic Evocations“. Despite this, Alex still felt empty on the inside. Unknowingly, he was looking for something to fill the void. As the days went by, young Alex continued to battle with severe depression and poured his heart into his poetry until, one life-changing day, he came up with an interesting solution.

Alex’s brilliant idea!

Around age 25, Alex decided to make a list of all the things he liked. He then cut them into pieces of paper and placed the options into a bag where whatever name he pulled, was the one thing that he was going to stick with and give it his all. He reached deep down into the bag, gave it a good shake and to his surprise, Alex pulled photography.

Since that day, Alex kept true to his self-promise and managed to obtain his first camera, a Canon T6i. With the help of a few classes, whenever he could, he began to experiment with the art form and as opposed to it just having been a selected choice, photography transformed into a passion. However, little did he know that his life experiences would be the secret to the dark and misty moody magic in his photography. As he kept practicing, he started to perfect his style, which is inspired by greats such as Chris Knight and Jeff Rojas. He adores their dramatic use of lighting and carefully carved shadows to create stunning images. At that time, this was Alex’s life and he was easily able to connect with this style of photography by poetic storytelling through intense imagery.

This attention to detail is what sets his work apart. To date, it has afforded him the opportunity to work with reputable brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Royal Westmoreland, Hilton Barbados, Elegant Magazine and even the amazingly artistic Cambria Designs. Despite Alex’s up-and-coming success, he remains humble and places high emphasis on his actual shoots and makes his models extremely comfortable with his quirky humor. In fact, if you ever hear him exclaim in excitement while on set, then you can rest assured that he’s just captured “the money shot”. Alex’s approach is to capture the best image possible to start with and he’s largely appreciated as he always encourages persons to embrace their bodily flaws by allowing them to see that they are beautiful, just as they are.

Without a doubt, Alex has come a long way from his feeling out phase as a random freelancer to being confident that he can consistently create his desired style under his new prized possession and official brand, DEVERE DEBONAIR. This name represents the combination of his middle name, as he finally found something that resonates with his soul, combined with a term that captures his relaxed working aura but unique sophisticated touch. Simply put, Alex is Devere by name and Debonair by nature.

Alex is such an inspiration and if you’ve ever met him in person, you would know exactly I am talking about. He’s honest, genuine, very positive and lights up with the thought of anything to do with photography. With that same energy, he’s going full steam ahead with the goal of becoming an internationally recognized full-time fashion and editorial photographer while maintaining consistent quality and putting smiles on his customers’ faces along the way. He even wishes to diversify by creating complementary videos of his clients during their shoots to remind them of the memorable experience. Undoubtedly, his story is one to show us that every cloud has a silver lining and that by believing in yourself, we can all reach our true destiny. Alex, we appreciate you!

My photos are a product of who I am and Devere Debonair is my gift of appreciation to you. Thank you to all of my supporters and clients who believed in me and helped me along this amazing journey.

Alexander Devere Newton

Photographer, Devere Debonair

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