Pictures and White Squall

“Taking pictures on movie sets shows a bit of the magic.  Peeking behind the curtain is fascinating, but I am also ambivalent about revealing too much. I do know that it’s impossible to expose the real magic, because the real magic is too deep.”

“The Widelux is a fickle mistress; its viewfinder isn’t accurate, and there’s no manual focus, so it has an arbitrariness to it, a capricious quality. A lack of preciousness that makes things more human and honest, a willingness to receive what’s there in the moment, and to let go of the result. ‘’

Jeff Bridges, “Pictures” ©2004 Powerhouse Pub. NY


Jeff Bridges (USA, 1949)

Award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges, built his first darkroom in high school. He has been documenting his films with the Widelux camera, and 35mm, b+w film, since the mid 1970’s

Submitted by Loretta Ayeroff / Director, Jeff Bridges Photography Archive / 2.26.2018

Jeff Bridges-© Sam Jones

With de support of: