Curated Photostream | Red Oktober | October 16, 2017 | Greg Williamson

Continuing our celebration of Red Oktober we present a selection of photos taken with various cameras from communist countries. This was my first time curating the regular photostream and I am so in awe of the creative vision of everyone who submitted. It was hard to sort through them and choose which to present.

If you have a former Soviet, old Czech or a Chinese camera, keep shooting, and get your photos processed before the end of the month, when there will be another Red Oktober curated stream.

The order of the images is to perhaps evoke a sort of a stroll. . . . 


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 the theme is The Examination of Death, and Rebirth.  You can submit your photo here.


Film photographer Greg Williamson is based in Australia.  Connect with him on his Tumblr and Flickr

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.