Jason Lee is one of those actors who’s equally good behind the camera as he is in front of it. Aside from being a talented actor and skillful skater, he’s also into photography and he’s darn good at it. In this video, Tatiana Hopper introduces you to the work of this multi-talented man.
Born in 1970 in California, Lee was growing up surrounded by skateboard culture. So it’s probably no wonder that he was a pro skater from the late 1980s until around the mid-1990s. And up to this day, he is still a member of the skate community, taking part in skating-related events.
In the mid-1900s. Lee started taking minor roles as an actor. His acting career took off, but he’s probably the most recognizable for his role in the TV series My Name is Earl, which ran between 2005 and 2009. I never stopped hoping we’d see more seasons of that one, by the way, I absolutely love it!
Somewhere around the filming of My Name is Earl, Lee dedicated more of his time and energy to photography. When asked how and when he started it, he said that it was in 2002 on a movie set. So, he’s had almost two decades of photographic experience behind him.
Lee mainly shoots film and uses different cameras and formats: from instant to large format. He often photographs scenes around America, and his home country is a great inspiration for him. In 2015, Lee founded Film Photographic, an Instagram film community gallery, and photo book publisher. He also published a photography book on instant photography for Refueled, and a book of selected American photographs, In the Gold Dust Rush.