Jeff Bridges has earned plenty of accolades for his acting, but tomorrow, he’ll be honored for his work in another medium. The International Center for Photography will present Bridges with a special award in honor of his photographs.
Since 1984, Bridges has been taking behind-the-scenes photos of the films he’s worked on. It’s a view not many people have, and, he tells The New York Times, he gets to use “all of the strange sources of light on a set.” He usually uses black and white film in a Widelux, a quirky camera that takes wide-angle, sometimes blurry photos. The Times has an interview with Bridges about his photography, along with a slideshow of photos from throughout his film career. Click here to see it. You can see more of his photos on his website.
Shambhala Sun Deputy Editor Andrea Miller interviewed Bridges, along with his longtime friend Roshi Bernie Glassman, for the May 2013 magazine. You can read an excerpt of “The Dude and the Zen Master” here, and you’ll find the whole thing inside the magazine. Click here to order a copy, and click here to subscribe and save.