Curated Photos | June 12, 2017 | Amy Jasek

Ah, summer, when this woman's fancy turns to travel.  A year ago, I was on the road with my family for two fabulous weeks of suspended reality, driving halfway across the country and back.  I still haven't finished going through all the photographs I made during that time.  I've loved road trips since I was a child - growing up in Texas means that even a trip to visit friends in the same state can be a fairly long haul drive - when I would stare out the window at night looking for any little points of light that meant civilization.  Who lived there?  What were they doing right at that moment?  If I crane my neck, how many constellations can I pick out from the back seat of the car?  

The submissions this week were enough to make me want to throw some cameras and film into a bag and head out for adventures unknown.  May they spark the same wanderlust in you!  Where will you go?  What will you bring back?


SUBMIT

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 Marc Nagainis and there is no theme. You may submit your shot 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.