Curated Photos | February 29, 2016 | Amy Jasek

A week without a theme means a group of beautiful images that complement each other in unexpected ways.  As Woolf says, "arrange whatever pieces come your way."  I hope you enjoy these pieces, as well as the arrangement.

Next week we will be treated to Jennifer Battis  as guest curator!  Her theme is Happy Accidents: Sometimes things don’t go as we plan. We accidentally hit the shutter release, someone runs into the frame at the exact moment we take the shot, we don’t pay attention to those background details, or the camera malfunctions. Occasionally completely unexpected but wonderful, hilarious, or beautiful photos come out of these mishaps. Share with us your favorite accidental shot!

You can submit for her photostream here https://goo.gl/AGfvkg

 

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.