Devin Yalkin is a black & white street photographer. He is an inhabitant of New York but has turkish heritage. This heritage often comes to surface within the context of his work. The images might sometimes serve as documentations of simularities between his two ‘identities’. The images are dynamic and might give a futuristic/underground impression at times. Devin Yalkin describes his own work as being an ‘abstract reportage’.
‘a lot of my images have been regarded as timeless. I don’t like anything in the photographs to be overly identifiable with any time or any place. When shooting in New York City, it is difficult to create a concise image without distractions. There are markers everywhere that are indicators of where and when the photograph happened. But, in my work, I like to eliminate factors that root my images in a sense of place and start off with a completely blank canvas. This is important because it conveys my aesthetic, reasoning and approach.’