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Country life with Jason Lee

Actor and photographer Jason Lee is visiting George Eastman Museum next week to present a special edition “Wish You Were Here” talk.

Lee has explored many different avenues throughout his career, and all have had a creative focus. He has been a professional skateboarder, an actor, a producer and a photographer.

Lee’s latest installment, titled “A Plain View,” is a photography series documenting rural America. The photos were all captured in Texas last year. Lee’s images are rich in texture and saturation, which are unique features of the expired 4×5 Kodak color films he uses to shoot.

Lee is best known for starring on the hit NBC television show “My Name is Earl” from 2005 to 2009, on which he played the title character. Lee was nominated for a Golden Globe award as well as two Screen Actors Guild awards for his performance.

Lee lives in Texas where he focuses on photography and co-owns the restaurant Barley and Board. A book documenting “A Plain View” has been published recently, and Lee will be available for a book signing after his talk.

The lecture begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. eastman.org

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