My name is Raquel
I'm back at university after years of being away.
We had to design a web page for class, so here it is. (c:
These are the important things in my life.
The only thing I will wail on you for is if you are being unfair or unjust with any living creature. Call me a militant if you must (like some have), but I don't believe animals were put on this earth for us to use and abuse.
We were giving stewardship over them and this planet. We are messing it up, hurting them, our planet, and ourselves.
As animal rights abolitionist Gary L. Francione says:
I like making pictures. I've heard people say that pictures never lie, I disagree.
I see pictures lie all the time. I can take a picture of myself and make it look like I'm 16 (without editing it). I can take a picture of someone sad and make them look content. It's all in the way the photographer sees the world.
Just as easily as a picture can lie, it can also reveal a hidden truth. That's what makes it exciting. You can tell stories that people have never heard before. You can "out" a cruel person who pretends to be kind or, you make people see the beauty in a dirty, gritty city.
I haven't always been able to afford a good camera or even a camera, but like a lot of people, I used to look at things and wish I could capture them the way my mind's eye saw it.
I'm finally doing what I love. Granted, it's not my camera, it's the school's, but I still get to make pictures....yay!