The choice of theme was rather trivial at first. It's my birthday month, so I didn't think too hard about it when asked to do this week's curated photostream.

However, there's a bit more to the word than what we usually take from it. We're expressive by nature. In one way or another we are constantly trying to show others how we feel, screaming to the wind or quietly praying to the skies; quietly listening to music or dancing for no apparent reason; having a drink by yourself or enjoying a whole afternoon with your family. It doesn't matter if you do it by yourself or share it with the ones you love, a celebration is an expression of your individual yearnings and regrets. An expression of who you really and truly are.


Mark Nagainis will be curating next week and the theme is "Still life."  Please show your interpretation of a classic "Still Life" image.  Set something up on the table... Let the fruit ripen... Gather your fall flowers into a bouquet... Submit your photos here

Festival | Contax G1 - Contax Zeiss Planar 45 mm f2 AF - Kodak Portra 800 | Michael Fauscette

Sunset celebration | Leica M5 - 35 Summicron - Kodak Portra 400 | Tony Klimas

Circus fairy | Pentax K1000 - Fuji Velvia 100 soaked in absynthe | Barbara Murray

Faith | Nikon F3T - Kodak TriX | Dan Díaz

Wedding | Canon AE1 Program - 50 mm 1.8 - Lomography 100 | La Fille Renne

Freedom | Asahi PEntax Spotmatic - Kodak ProImage 100 | Efraín Bojórquez

Wedding Day in Ludington | Polaroid Land Autoomatic 100 - Fuji FP100C | Gina Gorsek

Happy Birthday | Canon TL - 50mm - Kodak TriX | Jennifer Batis

Chinese New Year | Olympus XA - Superia 400 | Lucy Wainwright

Birthday Girl | Nikon FM2 - Kodak Gold 200 | Amy Jasek

Family Reunion | 8x10 pinhole - Ilford FP4 | Jesús Joglar

Celebration | Leica M2 - 35 mm - Ilford HP5 | Peter Karnig

Shots | Pentax MZS - 50 mm - Ilford HP5 | Kevin Rosinbum