Diana Raquel Sáinz
To say what I don't do might be easier to describe what I can do!
A professional photographer focusing on travel, vacations, honeymoon destinations, the oddest of the oddest and entertainment. An author of two books, 'Signs of Life' and 'Sacred Grounds', working on my several other book about the Valley of Liébana in Spain and Salton Sea in California, vacation spots in Europe, and the Stonewall Correctional Facility. Many proceeds go to different cancer foundations and or the areas of interest of the books to help the people in the area. I am a true humanitarian.
I was born in Madrid Spain to a very musically talented father, Alfonso Sáinz, founder of what has been now awarded by the Cantabrian region of Spain most popular band in Spain's history, Los Pekenikes, and a very artistic mother from Orlando, Florida (Yes, I am a very proud daughter of both of my artistic parents. I have managed to obtain their artistic abilities but express them through photography. I grew up in Spain and in Florida, lived in Maryland, Texas and North Carolina and 5 years ago, I moved out to Southern California, now back in Florida, flying back and forth from here to my homeland of Spain.
Although I worked in Healthcare for 18 years, since I was a small child and was handed my first point and shoot camera, I have been snapping away. The ability to share what I see through the camera lens, capturing memories frame by frame, the beauty or reality of life, taking people to places they have never been, bringing loved ones together, the very essence of innocence on a child's face, or the excitement and happiness one experiences during a victorious event, Photography has been my passion in life. My focus varies, allowing me to experience different subjects, types of photography, and gives me the opportunity to meet people of different cultures, professions.
My adult children have followed in my footsteps and have been an inspiration to much of what I do. Their encouragement to pursue my dream has given me the freedom to put my heart in soul into a passion I love.
Former Production Coordinator and Director of Media and Public Relations for the Independent Film 'The Encore of Tony Duran' staring Elliott Gould, Gene Pietragallo, William Katt, Nikki Ziering and Cody Kasch.
Alfonso Sáinz ~ Los Pekenikes
Currently working on a documentary and final release of my father's last CD ever recorded. Alfonso Sáinz, leader of one of Spain's most influential bands of the 60's and 70's, Los Pekenikes.
After 35 years Alfonso Sáinz and Tim Coons (Producer of the Backstreet Boys) were reunited for a I making on my father's life as leader of one of Spain's most famous rock groups Los Pekenikes, the 1960's and 1970's. From this meeting, a fire was lit and Alfonso was once again back in the recording studios working with Tim Coons on 'Tu Eres La Mujer' as well as another song to be recorded and released later this month. UPDATE: My father past away this April 17th, 2014, he recorded the last song for his final album the week before his surgery.
My goal now, as I promised him, is to take it as far as I can go! My father is now 'Cerca de las Estrellas', I miss him terribly.
Other interest: I photograph, I paint, I sew and I am always willing to try something new!
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All artwork in this gallery is the original artwork of Diana Sáinz. All Rights Reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to Diana Sáinz and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws. 'Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.' ~ Twyla All artwork in this gallery is the original artwork of Diana Sáinz. All Rights Reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to Diana Sáinz and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~ Twyla Tharp
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