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Seattle 100: Portrait of a City by Chase Jarvis

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Introductory Remarks and Artist’s Statement

I’ve told this backstory 100 times already—once to each of the individuals or groups featured herein—and now this 101st time to you.

Background

The majority of the work I do making photographs and films happens far away from Seattle. Whether it’s fine art or advertising work, Seattle is not the hub that cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, or Tokyo are for these sorts of things, so it’s in those cities and others like them where I spend much of my time and creative energy. For career reasons. For survival.

But at some point, that attitude—that “reality”—left me feeling uneasy. For what I preach to my friends who are looking to make things of creative value is that they must look inside themselves ...

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