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Jason Montano // Nothing to See Here

September 1- October 4th in Oakland

From the artist: 

I fell in love with still photography as a film student in Vancouver Canada during the summer of 1993. I was accepted to the Vancouver Film School based mostly on my writing, and really, I only cared about writing; scripts, characters, stories, that sort of thing. Characters lived in me and I had to purge them.  And, so it was in a photography class at VFW that I was presented with the idea of still photographs being a story, albeit, a very short story, yet a story none the less. Knowing that moving images are simply a series of still photographs,  it hadn't dawned on me to reduce the narrative to a single image until I was asked to tell a story in one photograph during a Director of Photography coarse. Tell a story; in one sentence, one scene, one idea?! And then, one could also collect them into groupings of style perhaps, or let them fall into a story board of sorts and become part of a larger narrative?! Needless to say, I went to film school and fell in love with still photography. It is, to this day, my favorite form of expression and story telling. 

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 1st, 2017 between 5:30PM - 8PM at Esqueleto Oakland. Light refreshments will be served.

482 A 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609