World famous selfies: Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges is a great photographer too!


posted Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:48 PM EST


Through November 15th, Oscar-winning actor (also painter, musician, and photographer) Jeff Bridges held an exhibit in Bologna, Italy at ONO Arte Contemporanea. The exhibit, titled Jeff Bridges Photographs: BIG LEBOWSKI and Other Shots, was his first solo exhibition in Europe.

On all of his film sets, Bridges brings a Widelux camera that his wife gave him as a gift. He has been doing this since the 1980s and the unique panoramic view of the Widelux has allowed him to capture unique images from his storied career.

The exhibition contained 60 images that were captured by Bridges during the filming of movies such as The Fabulous Baker Boys, True Grit, and The Big Lebowski. He also captured images of actors like Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Spacey, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. took a video tour of Bridges' exhibit at ONO Arte Contemporanea, which can be seen below.

To see more of Bridges' photography, see here

The Widelux camera was introduced in Japan in 1958 and continued to be produced until the last Widelux F8 was produced in 2000. The Widelux has even seen use during NASA missions because of its 140-degree field of view. 

Widelux F7. Image credit: Kenneth C. Zirkel

For more information on the Widelux camera and how it works, along with sample images, check out this two-part article at Ultra Something. Part 1 and Part 2

(Seen via redditWidelux F7 image taken by Kenneth C. Zirkel used under Share-Alike CC 4.0)