Amy Jasek

I'm a photographer's daughter; I've got fixer in my blood.  

Film *is* photography for me, and I get just as much joy from it now as I did standing on a stool making prints when I was a child. . . . yet what little I know is but the tip of the tip of the iceberg.  I am constantly learning, and constantly excited about it.

Texan, mother, lover of life.  "It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

All images copyright Amy Jasek. All rights reserved. 

I have always been a photographer.  There may have been breaks along the way, but I may as well have been born with a camera in my hand, and raised in the darkroom. My father brought me up on  the fine art photography of Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Ansel Adams. He took me shooting with him regularly and taught me how to look at light, how to see; I made my first black & white print at the age of 7. I am passionate about the natural, candid beauty of people and things. I believe street photography is a little window into the heart and soul of a place, a time, and the people in it. I seek out quiet grace in places that are often forgotten or overlooked. The world is beautiful, life is a gorgeous ongoing journey, and I try to capture that with my camera.

For my personal photography, I work almost exclusively in black & white film.  Every part of the process is done by hand, by me. For client work, I am happy to use the right tool for the job, and I have a lot of them in my toolbox, including digital cameras and lighting equipment.

The preservation of film photography as an art form is something I am passionate about. I am proud to be a member of and regular contributor to the Film Shooters Collective, as well as curator for our Instagram feed and Content Manager for our website. Please check us out at our website, or on Facebook and Instagram.  

I am also a proud member of the unique group of artists known as Shotoapalooza.  You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Wordpress.

A brief resume

Selected Featured/Solo Exhibitions:

2018: "Cyanimals," Williamson Museum, Georgetown, TX

2017: “Photography by Four,” Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown, TX

2015: “Three Photographers,” Round Rock Arts/Williamson County Jester Annex, Round Rock, TX

2015: "Among Wolves: Photographs of werewolves among us and Round Rock Ballet Folklorico's Dia de los Muertos celebration," Williamson Museum, Georgetown, TX

Selected Publications:
2017: She Shoots Film's magazine, “Self Portrait” premier issue
2015-Present: regular contributor/content manager, Film Shooter’s Collective                                                                            2013: Film Shooters Collective, “North, South, East, West (NSEW)"     

Resume, continued

2019: Round Rock Print, part of Print Austin 2018: SHE. , Soma Vida, Austin, TX 2018: Tiny Topography, Flight Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2018: Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show, Santa Clara, CA      2018: "Street," A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX                        2017: “Women Who Shoot Film,” FEED Gallery, Kankakee, IL
2017: “What is Nature?,” Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2017: “Shootapalooza: Cyanotype Chandelier,” Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
2016: “Stereotypes,” Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2016:  “A Prayer, A Hope, and A Dream,” Houston FotoFest, Houston, TX
2016:  “NSEW: Film Shooters Collective photo exhibition” group show, Kranzberg Art Center, St. Louis, MO
2016: “Blue 2,” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016: “Trees” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016: “Imagine,” Round Rock Arts/Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
2015: “Art Hop,” City of Georgetown, Georgetown, TX
2015: “Imagine, Round Rock Arts/Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
2014: “Art Hop,” City of Georgetown/Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2014-present: Numerous exhibitions, ArtSpace, Round Rock, TX
2014-present: Numerous exhibitions in 120Art, Taylor, TX
2014: “Imagine, Round Rock Arts/Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX (Recipient: Honorable Mention award)