I’m sure you’ve heard of the actor Jeff Bridges. Many know him as the “The Dude” from his 1998 role in The Big Lebowski, and more recently he’s been in Iron Man, TRON, and True Grit (which he’s been nominated for an Academy Award in). His film history as an actor is actually pretty extensive, and though I haven’t seen many of his movies, I have seen him on interviews and SNL and he seems like a cool guy.
But what many people don’t know (myself included) is that “The Dude” is a pretty good photographer. I was shocked today to come across some of his work and see that he’s got some excellent shots, all of which he gets using a Widelux camera and black and white film. According to his Web site, he started shooting back in high school, but for the past 16 films he’s done he’s taken his Widelux camera with him on set during filming. Once the movie is done being made, he puts together private photo books for all the cast and crew as a gift. Very cool idea, and these photos are just fun. Check out a few of his shots below and click on the photos to view the book they come from.
Can’t get enough of this style? Check out Jeff Bridge’s site for more of his work.
Flickr also has loads up Widelux shots (click to search). Below are some Widelux landscapes that are just fabulous:
3 replies on “Jeff Bridges’ Photos Are Neat”
Love the pictures. So funny, Danny can’t stand watching him because of the way he talks. He says his tongue is way too big for his mouth!
Shay- thanks for posting this! It was so fun looking through his photo books, and to view his personal photos from some of the films we’ve seen.
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