Leica Store Boston – Book Signing with Jason Lee – April 28th, 2018
3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Leica Store Boston
74 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Join us for an exclusive lecture and book signing with Jason Lee. Learn about Jason process in producing his latest body of work and receive a signed copy of his new monograph, A Plain View. Comprised of large format color film photographs made throughout Texas in early 2017, the publication wil be the first for Film Photographic, an Instagram film community page and now photography publishing platform founded by Lee in 2015.
Who should take this workshop?
This event is open to anyone with an interest in photography. Cost is $100 and includes a book.
Born in Orange, California in 1970, Jason Lee is an American film photographer, actor, producer, and director. Well known for having been a professional skateboarder during skateboarding’s very pivotal late 80s and early 90s, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1993, working in film, television, and voiceover, and with such directors as Kevin Smith, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Kasdan, and Brad Bird.
Retiring from skateboarding in 1995, Lee has maintained solid ties to the industry, most notably through his partnership with longtime friend and fellow ex-professional skateboarder, Chris Pastras, and their now 26-year-old skate brand, Stereo Skateboards, which Lee co-manages with Pastras.
In 2002, Lee developed a passion for film photography, purchased a Leica M6, and has been an active photographer and film advocate ever since, having had his work both published and exhibited throughout the years. In October 2016, Lee published a selection of small and large format instant film photographs spanning a decade as a special limited hardbound issue of Fort Worth-based Refueled Magazine. Just 500 sold-out signed and numbered copies were produced, with three of the copies inhabiting the libraries of the SFMOMA, Amon Carter, and Philbrook museums.
Lee’s follow-up photo book, A PLAIN VIEW, to be released in 2018 through Film Photographic, is comprised of large format color film photographs made throughout Texas in early 2017. The publication will be the first for Film Photographic, an Instagram film community page and now photography publishing platform founded by Lee in 2015.
Lee is also the subject of a forthcoming documentary from director Greg Hunt that will take the viewer on the road with him as he exposes his remaining boxes of now-expired 8×10 instant film, a favorite medium of Lee’s and one that is no longer being produced. An accompanying book of the large format instant film photographs will be published by Film Photographic, with the originals being exhibited. Slated for 2020/21. A retrospective B&W photo book is slated for a 2022 release, also through Film Photographic.
Lee has also produced and directed music videos for Beck and the band Midlake, a short documentary and live concert film featuring Midlake, two Stereo Skateboards films, and THE WHITE DOOR, a 35mm short film starring Giovanni Ribisi and Beth Riesgraf, and is currently working on a skateboarding-based 16mm short film that began production in 2017, to be released at a later date.
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