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Actor Jason Lee documents Galveston in photos

The actor has a new collection of photographs of Galveston, which he shot when much of the island was quiet in November 2020 amid the pandemic.

Actor Jason Lee has a new collection of photos he took around Galveston in November 2020.


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Actor Jason Lee is perhaps best known for his roles in films like Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and other Kevin Smith movies, and of course the title role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

But you might not be aware of his other career as a photographer. In fact, he recently published a book of photos specifically focused on Galveston.

Last weekend, the Galveston Historical Foundation hosted an event unveiling the book, and Lee was in attendance to talk about it and to sign copies.


In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Troy Schulze talks with Lee, starting with how his career shifted from professional skateboarding to acting to photography.

And they discuss how Lee ended up taking photos of Galveston in November 2020 in the height of the pandemic and how that factor lent itself to particularly interesting photos.

A sample of some of the images actor Jason Lee took around Galveston in November 2020, which are collected in a new book.
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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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