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.
I work almost exclusively in black & white film. Every part of the process is done by hand, by me.
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.
A brief resume
I have exhibited work with both Round Rock Arts and TAGat120Art, as well as at Georgetown Art Center, most recently in the Stereotypes Exhibit. I took part in Round Rock Arts’ Imagine show in 2015 and 2016. My work was chosen to be part of the Art Hop in Georgetown in 2014 and 2015, and I have also been chosen to participate in exhibitions at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Two of my photographs were included in the wheatpasting public art exhibition “A Prayer, A Hope, and A Dream” that was part of Houston’s FotoFest in 2016. I also participated in a small group show at the Jester Annex as part of Round Rock’s public art program, and had a small solo exhibition at The Williamson Museum. Last year, I took part in the Film Shooters Collective’s exhibition at Kranzberg Arts Center of a selection of work from their 3rd North, South, East, West (NSEW) publication, and in February of this year I participated in the Women Who Shoot Film exhibition at FEED gallery in Illinois. This year I also exhibited at Tilt Gallery and Art Intersection in Arizona with other members of Shootapalooza. Most recently of all, one of my photographs was published in the first issue of She Shoots Film's magazine (the Self Portrait issue).