To celebrate her tenth year in Seattle shooting music and various other goodies, Skylark Cafe in West Seattle is hosting an exhibit by Jenny Jimenez dubbed “Show Me Your TIFFs: Ten Years Of Music Photography”. The exhibit will show from September 28 to December 14.
Here’s a snippet from the press release that goes into more detail on Jenny and her history in Seattle:
Seattle’s premier music and wedding photographer, Jenny Jimenez, is celebrating an anniversary of sorts with â€œShow Me Your TIFFs: Ten years of music photography”, exhibited from September 28th – December 14th at Skylark Cafe in West Seattle. The opening bash on Thursday, October 8th, will showcase a retrospective of Jenny’s work with large black & white prints and feature live performances by singer-songwriter Damien Jurado and ethereal songstress Amy Blaschke.
Jenny got her start in 1999, when she moved to Seattle from New York on a whim. Armed with her best friend in town, a 35mm SLR, she would camp out in front of the stage to catch the seminal bands of the day; Death Cab for Cutie, the Gossip, Built to Spill and Sleater Kinney. Jennyâ€™s reverence for self expression and utter love of music shaped the progeny of her personal style of photography.
Her work brings attention to those fleeting moments of a musician’s performance, like the seconds between Beth Ditto inhaling, grabbing her chest and belting, “Honey, I wanna hear my name”, or when Jesse Sykes leans forward, hair swinging down behind the arm of her guitar rocking along to “Lonely Still”. Moments that can’t be seen listening to an album or your radio.
Again, don’t miss her exhibit in West Seattle at Skylark Cafe. It begins September 28… hey, that’s TODAY! And since it lasts until mid December, you locals have no excuse not to go (and you out-of-towners have plenty of time to book a flight).
For various photographic ramblings from Jenny herself, check out her most awesome photo blog.
And, P.S., that’s not Jenny behind the camera in the photo above, that’s Michael Lerner from Telekinesis. Jenny’s the one that took the photo.