Aimee Lower

Aimee lives on sunny Long Island, New York with her family. You can find her soaking up the sunshine while watching waves crash on the shore at Shinnecock Inlet, or even picking sun ripened strawberries from the fields in Wading River, almost always with a camera of some sort in tow.

She has shot film for the last two years and started developing her own black and white film last year. Her favorite films are Kodak TMAX 400, Panatomic -X, Portra in any form, and Cinestill 800T

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.