Letters to My Friends
Thoughts on Photography and Life
Letters To My Friends is a compilation of open letters to various photographers, written over 10 years and previously published on Tony Bridge’s website.
This book is very much a reflection of thought over time, revealing conclusions made by an artist who has reached a maturity of thought, honed powers of expression and achieved genuine self-awareness.
These letters address questions put to him by photographers about their own photographic journey, all essentially asking how does a creative person discern their own place along the path from beginner to mastery?
Each letter addresses a specific question, and the nine letters, a few of which have never been made publicly available until now, attempt to provide a way for readers to measure their own progress on the road.
“Somewhere, somehow, along the way,” Tony writes, “and for any manner of reasons, people began to ask my advice. I realised very early that it was a dangerous thing. I opted to try and be the best salve I could.”
Tony brings 38 years of experience as a master photographer, artist and photo-educator to a book full of wisdom, insight and spirituality, one which will appeal to photographers at all levels; amateur, professional and fine art, and in fact, any photographer seeking to speak with his/her own voice