Curated Photostream | Ancestry | Amy Jasek

November - the end of year - and for some people, a time of thankfulness that centers around family.  Home and family are at the top of my list all year round, but somehow there's an extra feeling of deepening the nest when the long nights roll in.  Past and present intertwine as we bake old recipes with tools passed down from previous generations.  What makes us who we are, what lines can we trace into our roots that enliven our understanding?  


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Next week's Photostream will be curated by Ruby Berry and there is no theme. You may submit your photo here.

Amy Jasek

Texas, USA

Photography is a family tradition. I was raised in the darkroom, and on the fine art work of photographers like Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Ansel Adams. My father took me photographing with him regularly and taught me how to look at light. He gave me my first camera (an Olympus RC); I made my first black and white print (standing on a stool!) at the age of 7. There are some gaps in the timeline of my photographic journey, enforced upon it by life in general, but film and cameras are one of the few things that have remained constant every step of the way. For me, photography is all about moments and truth. I like to work in black and white so that I can highlight those two things. The truth, form, and simplicity of the moment is presented; I feel that removing the color from the scene brings these things out. I believe street photography is a little window into the heart and soul of a place, a time, and the people in it. These days I tend more toward street portraits and interaction with my subjects, but my drive for capturing the candid moment remains the same.