Donald E. Sanchez

Donald E. Sanchez

People are fascinating to watch. We all have shared experiences. We rush to work, we explore new communities, we hold hands with people we love, we delight as we watch our children explore the world, we shield ourselves from inclement weather, we champion the things we feel passionate about, we celebrate our cultural heritage, and we enjoy conversation over a delicious meal.

Elliot Erwitt, the great American documentary photographer once said of photography, “All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” Here is my attempt to notice. I may or may not have been successful as I tried to document the nuances of emotions people express in public places as they go about their business. They could be lost in thought, out for a stroll, or moving with purpose and intention, but it is my desire to freeze the moment in time. 

It is my hope that my images capture, artistically and respectfully, the experiences of the people I see through my lens.