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Betsy Model

Seattle resident and former NPR/BBC correspondent Betsy Model produces personality profiles for more than 30 domestic and international publications.

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Jeff Bridges: A Glimpse at Movie Magic Unpublished

15 March 2004 Published in People and Places

In his new book, actor Jeff Bridges uses wide-angle photography to show us the "nuts and bolts of fantasy" behind the scenes of his many films.

Actor Jeff Bridges, a four-time Academy Award nominee (The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman and The Contender) and recent Golden Globe nominee (Seabiscuit), has managed such a feat simply by documenting the world around him, scene by scene, location by location.

As the son of actor Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges has been immersed in the fantasy-like world of Hollywood films and studio sets his entire life. Together with older brother and fellow actor Beau Bridges, he grew up fascinated by the intricacies of film, both still and moving.

In Bridges' latest photography book, Pictures, released by powerHouse Books in...

Graham Nash: "Eye to Eye" Unpublished

28 February 2004 Published in People and Places

Most people know musician Graham Nash through his folk-rock days with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Fewer people know of his first passion: still photography.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash will gladly tell you that he was a photographer first, a musician second. Strange words from a man who already was playing in his first rock band by age 13.

Nash, a founding member of the English pop/rock band The Hollies and later of Crosby, Stills & Nash, is one of those rare musicians who have maintained a loyal following for more than 40 years. As a solo artist and in ongoing projects with his former bandmates, Nash continues to record, tour and play to sold-out crowds who shout out requests for everything from "Marakesh Express" to "Our House" to...