About: Ami Jastrzemski
I am an introvert, A&E insurance underwriter, and animal lover.
I score a perfect 50/50 split on right and left brain tests.
I am equally a wanderlust and a homebody.
I exercise just so I can enjoy food laden with butter, cheese, and cream.
I predominantly purchase only those things that are used, or handmade.
I have never owned a home that was less than 100 years old.
I started taking pictures in kindergarten and I treasure every album.
I have an eye for detail and a passion for documenting all that deserves to be preserved on file, or film.
My approach to photography is simple and authentic. I allow moments to unfold naturally without hyper-posed imagery, forced smiles, dramatic lighting, or excessive use of flash. I love harnessing natural and existing light, textures, and documenting real moments.
And my retouching follows a similar light as I endeavor to not edit anything in a manner that could not have been accomplished traditionally.
Tools of the Trade
Digital: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Sony Alpha a7, Fujifilm X-E1, Canon 5D
35mm Film: Leica M6, Canon EOS 3, Nikon FM2T, Rollei 35
Medium Format Film: Mamiya 6, Mamiya 645TL, Yashica Mat EM TLR, Agfa Isolette III
Instant: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar
Antique browsing, my dog Rani, any excuse to wear a costume, wandering aimlessly, being analytical, and sitting on park benches with my eyes closed in the sun.