Sat, Jul 11 2009 08:30 | General Photography
Who of you knew that actor Jeff Bridges also is an avid amateur photographer? He mainly shoots film and not just with any camera. He owns a Widelux, which is a very old mechanical panoramic camera. It takes pictures by exposing the film over an almost 180 degree viewpane. Instead of a normal shutter, there is a 'slit' which slides across the camera to sequencially expose the film. With slow shutterspeeds you can make some interesting images, for instances with the same person on the frame twice, by running quickly from one side to the other :)
Anyways, I was talking about Jeff Bridges. What I found particularly interesting is the fact that he documented the making of several motion pictures he was in with this camera. You get a behind-the-scenes look in a very special way, because of the panoramic viewpoint. These images were published in some books but you can take a look at them on line too:
Here you can see one of the recent film: Ironman Book.
Take a look at the rest of his site: JeffBridges.com.