Following a semester abroad in Italy, Adrian Bridges returned to America with a new passion for photography. Hoping to sustain an element of his European lifestyle, he continued to seek out opportunities to go wandering with his camera, be it on a weekend vacation to Washington D.C. or an afternoon in the park. The results of these photographic excursions are displayed across the book, concluding with a return trip to Italy. Nearly two years after his first departure to Tuscany, Adrian travelled to Sicily for a week of research and sight-seeing in the home of Archimedes, Cannoli, and The Mafia.
While this new book was not the ongoing subject of a blog, Adrian has crafted a set of journal entries to accompany his photography, offering a backdrop to the imagery of each adventure. The stories of two years' time in the life of one New York musician unfold on the following pages.
Adrian Bridges is a guitarist, composer, and writer living in New York City. He recently graduated from New York University, where he will continue his studies in music pursuing a master's degree. Adrian has been named a Presser Scholar, and studied with the likes of Peter Bernstein, Randy Johnston, Rich Shemaria, and Brian Lynch. He has performed at such venues as World Café Live (Philadelphia), Rockwood Music Hall (New York), The Blue Note (Milan), and Take Five Jazz Club (Bologna). Adrian spends much of his spare time with a camera and pen. His play, Commercial Friends, was a 2007 National Young Playwrights runner-up, and he has blogged about his travels abroad and the subjects of the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series. The former was the basis for his book, Adventures In Italy.