Seth T. Buckley
I am a business and law guru with my company, Candela Law Group, where I focus on helping local businesses and non-profit organizations to thrive in a dynamic, complex, and competitive world.
But for me, photojournalism and writing are preferred avenues to explore the world around me. Naturally introverted, I utilize photojournalism as a motivation to get out into the community and interact with others. I even talk to strangers (shocking). There are stories on every corner, in every alley, at every food stall. They happen in a moment. On most occasions, we pass them by without notice or thought. Photography reminds me to stop and observe, to engage with the world around me. I see the world best when I hold a camera to my eye.
Photojournalism is a reminder for me to see circumstances and issues as they truly are – documenting the world truthfully and honestly. I don't want to hide inconvenient truths; quite to the contrary, my photography helps me to grapple with difficult matters of contention, it challenges me to see social injustice, inequality and other issues that surround us.
I want to challenge myself to think objectively and critically, to constantly learn, to grapple with intriguing and difficult questions. I want to take photographs that capture candid moments of life objectively and honestly, that evoke emotion, that compel reflection. I want my writings to ponder the issues faced by communities in the Pacific Rim. And I want to embrace it all with grace, truth and openness.