Curated Photos | April 24, 2017 | Amy Jasek

How did you celebrate Spring Polaroid Week?  We featured instant film goodness on our Instagram feed all week, and are rounding it off with the group of photographs below.  Enjoy, and be inspired!


Every week the FSC features a Curated Photostream that is open to all.  You may only submit one (1) photo and it *must* be a jpeg file and no larger than 20 MB. Please title the file "Title_Camera_Film_YourName.jpg" so that we may properly credit you if your photo is selected.  

Next week will be curated by Tony Klimas.   His theme is as follows:  Life is ever changing and as I contemplate all the changes happening in my life right now, I find myself getting philosophical.   As I watch my two sons preparing to graduate from high school and college while my wife and I prepare to make a significant move of our own, I can't help but think of the quote attributed to the ancient stoic philosopher Seneca (very nicely appropriated by the pop group Semisonic) who said, "every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end".  So the theme for this week, is "New Beginnings" or perhaps "Some Other Beginnings End". Either is fine.  They are perhaps the same thing.  Submit your photograph here.   

Amy Jasek

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.