Every weekday, Photofocus curators share a great photograph taken by one of our readers. If you haven’t submitted yours yet, be sure to do that in our Flickr group.

As dedicated writers for Photofocus, we come across a lot of photographs. The photographs we choose every week have not only impressed us, but they’ve also inspired and invigorated, giving us new ideas on how to approach our own work — and we hope that does the same for our readers, too. Our curator for the week explains what they love about the images they choose for the week, offering quick thoughts to help each of us become more aware of what’s in an image and why it’s successful.

For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Every Sunday, we select our favorite for the week, and this month we’re giving away some great prizes to Lume Cube!

This week’s featured photographs

Curator: Lauri Novak

Congratulations, John Cornicello!

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Read curator Lauri Novak’s post on John Cornicello. Interested in submitting your images for consideration? Click here to get started.

Why I chose this image as my favorite for the week

I picked this image because I adore the painterly texture. So many of us have been stretching ourselves and learning new things, trying new things. A lot of people have taken to getting creative with ordinary everyday images. and I agree with Lauri. There’s definitely a Georgia O’Keefe feel to this image, so graceful and calming. Congratulations, John!