This week's curated photostream features photography work that captures the depth and rawness of music. Spanning cultures and demographics, everyone listens to music, it plays a very central part to our lives. Some get their music fix from the car radio, some from their vinyl records, others only from advertisement jingles. Photographers seem to want to get up and personal with musicians, capture their story with the light around them, creating some exceptionally intimate scenes. You can witness glimpses of this from the the following photographers, who froze special moments of people's connection with music just for you in today's blog post.

There will be no theme next week so we want to see a variety of work to be curated by Amy Jasek! Submission guidelines can be found here! We look forward to your submissions!

Arpista | Lomo Lubitel 2 | Ralph Whitehead

Girl With Mandolin | Hasselblad 500cm | Ruby Berry

James | Mamiya 645A FDII | FujiPro 160s | Kelly-Shane Fuller

Normal Noise 1 | Canon A1 + 50mm | Dagan Sassarini

Paris Street Music | Holga 120FN | Katie Mollon

Plaza de Armas | Nikon FE | Kodak Vision 250D | Barbara Murray

Organette | Nikone FE Eastman 5222 | Barbara Murray

When I Grow Up | Hasselblad 203 + CFE 80mm f/2.8 | Michael Fauscette

Music Speaks | LeicaMP + Summilux 50mm f/1.4 | Michael Fauscette

Moroccan Band | Polaroid Land Camera | Fuji Film FP-3000b | Howard Sandler

Michael Behlen

Michael Behlen is a photography enthusiast from Fresno, CA. He works in finance and spends his free time shooting instant film and seeing live music, usually a combination of the two. He has self- published two Polaroid photobooks--“Searching for Stillness, Vol. 1” and “I Was a Pioneer,” literally a boxed set of his instant film work. He exhibited a variety of his photos at Raizana Teas, a Fresno tea room and health food store; his work there, “Polaroid Prints of Landscapes and Strangers,” was up for viewing during the months of June and July, 2014. He has been published, been interviewed, and been reviewed in a quantity of magazines, from” F-Stop” and “ToneLit” to “The Film Shooter’s Collective.” He loves the magic sensuality of instant film: its saturated, surreal colors; the unpredictability of the medium; it’s addictive qualities as you watch it develop. Behlen is the founder and Publisher of “Pryme Magazine.” You can see his work here: