Sarahjoy Salazar Aponte
I'm STILL here
Typography on original photography
Artist Market Value: $333
Artist Statement: noun: still
1. deep silence and calm; stillness.
1. up to and including the present
When Destiney said the words "I'm STILL here," I felt two things. First a rush, like a chill, from being in the presence of a woman so solid in her existence. And second, that I was glad I decided to record the conversation.
Each word typed on these photos is a statement Destiney made during our interactions. They speak to the character of a woman who inspires through her persistent positivity. No matter where she stands she is present in that moment and beneath her beaming smile there is a royal like stillness.
These photos represent moments of “STILLness.” Not only the ability to be calm, but also to exist with purpose. May we all learn to stand, wherever we find ourselves, with purpose.