Curated Photostream | February 1, 2018 | Amy Jasek

Hope - where does it come from?  Does it fly in through an open window to cast its light upon your shoulders?  Or arrive in your dreams to cast its light upon your heart?  Does it sneak up when you least expect it, or do you have to seek it out, unceasingly, something without success? I'm pretty sure it's always there, if we have the courage to look, and to not give up.

However it comes to you, whatever form it takes, may it visit each and every one of you in this new year, hopefully every single day.  Thank you to everyone who submitted!


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.  

Please note that we will be changing how we announce and handle submissions in a few weeks.  Essentially, each curator will announce the theme for their next curation rather than the next week.  We will be adding a Submissions Page to the site so that readers can see all the information and links to submit in one place.  

Next week will be curated by Ruby Falls and there will be no theme. You may submit your image here.  

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.