Curated Photos | April 25, 2016 | Amy Jasek

Yin and Yang, Mutt and Jeff, Peanut Butter and Jelly:  I guess I have a penchant for good things that come in pairs, such as the submissions for my theme-less week of curation.  When I looked at the beautiful work that came in, this is what I saw!  

Next week Ruby Falls will be curating, with the theme of Portraits.  You can submit your work here .  We look forward to seeing what you share with us!  One photo only, please, and be sure to follow the guidelines for labeling.

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.