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28 April 2011

The Jolie-Pitts: Revisiting the Rawness

The Jolie-Pitt's are a bunch hounded by the relentless paparazzi and haunted by the limelight. What does a paparazzi capture with their photos? An instant of grief, annoyance or insincerity waiting for the shutterbugs to run out of battery life. But what if the photographer behind the camera is someone you love, you trust and respect. It is undoubtedly certain that the photographs are guaranteed to turn out with a genuine rawness that actually captures an essence of the person in front of the camera. 

Back in November of 2008, W Magazine challenged Brad Pitt to take on the roll as the photographer and capture the accessible and intimate spirit of his partner Angelina Jolie. Angelina in her own element, comfortable and surrounded by family leaves us with no question about how she has achieved the status of one of the world's most beautiful women and a daring fashion icon. Her confidence and beauty transcend her celebrity surface; Pitt accomplished capturing the real, raw and honest beauty of Angelina Jolie.

Images courtesy of W Magazine.

1 comment:

C.E. McAuley said...

There's great insight here about the nature of trust in photography. It reminds me, in parts of the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and his snapshots.