photography is an art steeped in innovation and thoughtfulness
The art that captures moments that could otherwise be forgotten if left to memory alone. Through the lens of a camera lives a world unseen to the average eye - the angles, the colors, the light, the emotion, the truth, all exist in a single photograph when shot with integrity and sensitivity. Like a living, breathing piece of honesty, a photograph reminds us of our experiences. The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is not just a saying. It is capturing a moment and having the luxury of a visual medium to remember it.
néstor díaz-valentín/ajourney | Acknowledgement of Land
"acknowledging the longer history of these lands and our place in that history"
My house/home-based business location is located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Monongahela, Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations, and who knows which other human beings from our past. I acknowledge and honor the traditional caretakers of these lands and strive to understand and model their responsible stewardship.