Seth T. Buckley
I am an attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii with Chang Iwamasa LLP, specializing in corporate formation and governance, finance, and real estate transactional matters. This website is none of those things. Intentionally.
For me, photojournalism and writing are preferred avenues to explore the world around me. Naturally introverted, I utilize food and wine 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 and blogging reminds me to stop and observe, to engage with the world around me. The world is a fascinating place, full of wonderful people, extraordinary wine, and delightfully diverse cuisines. Great stories surround us. My blogging journey is an attempt to capture just a few.
And, in the end, it might even make me a better lawyer, too.
More than most other professions, the practice of law should have fact finding and truth seeking as its foundation. In a world of increasing relativism and alternative facts, lawyers cannot ethically ignore what is inconvenient to a client. The world persistently evades or manipulates difficult facts and truth; lawyers must not.
The blog, and photography in particular, 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. As an attorney, I have an ethical responsibility to advocate on behalf of my clients, but I must always do so with candor; facts and truth are the ultimate guidepost.
Like what you see? I'd love to work with you! I am available for collaboration, advertising, sponsorship, and freelance photography and/or writing services. Contact me here for more information. Cheers!
What's in my bag:
Olympus OM-D E-M1ii
Olympus OM-D E-M1
M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 PRO
M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko ED 45mm f1.8
M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro
M.Zuiko ED 30mm f3.5 Macro