Curated Photos | April 10, 2017 | Amy Jasek

There are many genres of photography, and I love them all, but what I find the most wonderful and interesting to look at is the photographs that deal with real life.  Reality can be harsh, it can feel unkind, it can knock us to our knees, but it is also beautiful because it is real.  Even the mundane is valuable, because it belongs to us. As tactile as a piece of film, it exists, if only for a moment before the clock rushes on.  We, as the photographers, get to choose the moments to preserve with our cameras; we harness the light in that brief second of life and turn it into a memory.  

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Next week will be curated by Marc Nagainis and he would like images related to your faith or spirituality, or lack thereof, or whatever lies in between.  Show us how you might celebrate, or mourn, or observe.  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.