Curated Photostream | December 11, 2017 | Amy Jasek

As someone who has recently (relatively) discovered the joy of alternative / historic photographic processes, once a year or so I like to issue a little reminder that there are other ways to play with light besides just film.  Hope you enjoy this week's selections, and are inspired to try a little something new!


Every week the FSC features an article with 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.   

My next curation will be January 8, 2018, with the theme of Hope. Submit your image here

Next week's photostream will be curated by Ruby Berry and there will be no theme. I encourage you to submit your favorite shots from 2017, and for this stream she will be allowing people to submit up to three images. You  may submit those images here.  

And don't forget to check in on our "Submit" page to see all the currently open submission links.  

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.