New Chase Jarvis Book – Seattle 100

by Mike on September 2, 2010

Chase Jarvis, commercial-photographer extraordinaire and best-selling author of The Best Camera has a new book out entitled Seattle 100: Portrait of a City.

Seattle 100 contains over 300 black & white portraits and biographies of Seattle’s leading artists, musicians, writers, scientists, restaurateurs, DJs, developers, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers.

Chase Jarvis is among the most talented and innovative commercial photographers of this generation, with a client list chock full of names like Apple, Reebok, Mountain Dew, Nikon, Sandisk, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Volvo, and Jeep.

But when he gets away from all that lucrative commercial work, he produces equally amazing stuff in his personal work.

Here’s a video of Chase showing how he uses Aperture 3 for one of his own projects:

Full Description:

Seattle 100: Portrait of a City is the culmination of a two-year personal project by renowned photographer, filmmaker, and social artist Chase Jarvis. Both a creative project and an insightful ethnography, Seattle 100 shares—via more than 300 stunning black-and-white portraits and biographies of each subject—a curated collection of leading artists, musicians, writers, scientists, restaurateurs, DJs, developers, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and more, all of whom are defining and driving culture in Seattle. Some faces you will know, other names you may have heard in passing, and others will have been unknown to you until now.

With this book, Jarvis has created a snapshot of a city’s culture through its people. And it’s inclusive. Descriptive rather than prescriptive. It’s a 100, not an exclusive the 100, and it invites each of us to survey our own surroundings, our lives, our friends—and those not yet our friends—that make up the place we live, whether that’s Seattle or anywhere else. Individually, the images and words here introduce you to 100 engaging and important people. Collectively, this portrait of a city tells a fascinating, interwoven story about a unique and vibrant place.

Beyond the photos and commentary by Jarvis, there are pithy musings by a select handful of subjects on the topics of art, food, community, region, culture, and film. In addition, many of the subjects share their favorite things, places, and doings in and around the Seattle that they have explored, discovered, and rediscovered time and again.

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