Meet Donte Maurice, the 21 year old film & video student at Georgia State University. Though his major is film/video, Donte shines behind the camera, capturing raw situations that broadcast his "perfectly imperfect" style. With dreams of one day having his photos plastered over the spreads of magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazar he is already well on his way.
When asked about his greatest accomplishments so far for 2015 he replied, "My best moments and accomplishments this year was being posted by Moschino on all of their social networks, getting hired by Sprite to help revamp their Pour Reports, and also getting hired to shoot Raur Fest and seeing one of the photos on Complex online." He noted that all the experiences were "true blessings."
He credits his progression for inspiring him to continue, as well as the looks he gets from those he selects to do projects with. "If I’m not inspired then it cannot work." Having supporting and inspiring friends close has also helped Donte and he appreciates the friendly competitions they have with one another. Though there's a lot of factors that inspire him, his work is a true reflection of not only his talent but also his passion.
When asked to explain how photography made him feel, he replied simply "Photography gives me my home away from home. It keeps me at peace, and just revives me." Donte's advice for readers, "never give up on what you dream of being, don’t accept the words of being a 'microwave generation', and take your time and find yourself. Rome wasn't built in a day." He has no idea whats in store for him but looking at what he has done so far we can only suspect astonishing things.
Below we have his contact information and samples of his photography