J S Cela is primarily a street photographer, fortunate to find his creative muse amidst the bustling streets of New York City. Growing up in the vibrant community of the South Bronx, his Puerto Rican heritage infuses his work with a deep sense of cultural richness and diversity.
His photographic journey is one of spontaneity and exploration. Armed with his trusty Leica Q, he embarks on urban adventures, allowing the rhythm of the city to guide his lens in search of what he affectionately terms 'frame-able moments.' Through his work, he strives to capture the kaleidoscope of life that unfolds on the streets – from captivating street art to the raw authenticity of its inhabitants, encompassing the spectrum of human experience.
While photography is not Cela's profession, it is undeniably his passion. He earnestly began this journey just five years ago and continues to revel in the process of learning to see with fresh eyes. For Cela, the essence of photography lies in the ability to stand back and absorb a moment, to truly observe and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us in the everyday.
In a world often consumed by haste and distraction, Cela believes in the transformative power of slowing down, of opening oneself up to the subtle nuances of existence. It is in these moments of heightened awareness that true beauty reveals itself, waiting to be captured and shared with the world.