Diana Sainz Photographer and Artist
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About Diana Sáinz Photojournalist and Artist

I dedicate this site and all of my work to my father, Alfonso Sainz who recently passed away on April 17, 2014.  He was my best friend, my inspiration, my rock.  All of the music on this site is his.  From the 1950's all the way to January 2014, the last song he recorded the week before he went into surgery.  It was my promise to him to complete his last album which I am currently working on.  HE WAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE MAN! Talented, intellengent, also a physician.... He IS greatly missed!


“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.? Ansel Adams

Photojournalism, Photography, Art, Independent Film Productions, Promotions, Media and Public Relations. Involving myself in all forms of the Arts is a way of continuously enjoying and learning new things.

From the production of music and film, to my photography, painting, t-shirt and product design as well as greeting cards and calendars. Managing and promoting Artist, Musicians, Writers, Film Directors and Producers, Films, and even my own endeavors are a constant challenge but provide me with the satisfaction of seeing them all complete and successful.

A professional photographer and author of two books, "Signs of Life" and "Sacred Grounds", working on my third about the Salton Sea. I photograph, I paint, I sew and I am always willing to try something new

Currently Producing an Independent Film  "Pigpen...a blues singer", the story of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, and my FAVORITE project so far,  a documentary on my father, Alfonso Sainz, leader of one of Spain's most influential bands of the 60's and 70's, Los Pekenikes.

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.
 
I was born in Madrid Spain to a very musically talented father, and a very artistic mother from Orlando, Florida. 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.

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.

Alfonso Sainz ~ Los Pekenikes
After 35 years Alfonso Sainz 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. 
Alfonso Sainz March 2, 1943 - April 17, 2014 - Rest in Peace my Papa


All artwork in this gallery is the original artwork of Diana Sainz. All Rights Reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to Diana Sainz and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.