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).
In all of my photojournalism and writing, the foundation has been to learn about and experience cultures different from my own, to understand and appreciate them on a more intimate level, and to share them with anyone who is willing to listen. The lens and the pen are my tools to view life with greater clarity, and to help others to do the same.
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 see the world best when I hold a camera to my eye.
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 our global community. And I want to embrace it all with grace, truth and openness.