Angelina Jolie Turns 40

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here’s how much I love Angelina Jolie – while I was going through my 10,000+ picture collection I have on my computer of her selecting my favorites for this post celebrating her 40th birthday today, I almost started crying because I love her so much. ¬†I am not alone in this level of worshipful adoration of the model turned actress turned director, many other women, especially those who came of age in the 90’s, see her as an icon, inspiring us all to live honestly and never be ashamed and to be kind to the world around you even if that world hasn’t been kind to you. ¬†Angelina has been through many different transformations in her life, each one a guide post for young women to show you how to be all things that you want, when you want.

Early to Mid 90’s – Teen Model

Mid to Late 90’s – Bisexual Icon

Late 90’s to Early 00’s – Carnal Tattooed Queen

Early 00’s – Brad Pitt Fucker

Early 00’s to Present – Fertility Goddess / Earth Mother

Late 00’s to Present – Camp Event

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, March 2015

February 7th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Su and I have been obsessed with the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue since its inception in 1995 (quick note: Oscar nominees and likely winners for best lead and supporting actress Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette are two of the women featured on the first Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover). A line-up of the most beautiful, popular performers of the year is too good to resist, and we would eagerly await the tri-fold cover each year, fold it out (or in the past few years, refresh the page) and delight or dismay in the choices of cover-stars. There have been a few misses, especially over the past few years, but the majority of the issues are memorable and timeless. Inside each issue, portraits of celebrities are featured and photographed by popular photographers. I believe Annie Leibovitz has shot every cover, including this year’s. This year’s portfolio is shot by British portrait photographer Jason Bell and features only popular British actors (even though the cover definantly features three American actors). While I’m not personally familiar with a lot of the performers, and I’m not totally on board with some of the people featured, and of course I have an angrily scribbled list of people who were overlooked (“WHERE’S IDRIS?” Su exclaimed), the actual photos are gorgeous; it’s always so refreshing to see a talented photographer who isn’t especially well known receive a spotlight this big.

Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie Editorials

May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , |

With the upcoming release of Maleficent, there’s a rush of new editorial images of its stars, Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie to go along with the so-cute-together-it-hurts promotional tour they did together in Europe last week. Elle Fanning photographs so beautifully, her natural blonde face glowing, and with her tall, slim frame, these high end designer clothes look perfect on her. The Angelina Jolie images are exquisite, highlighting her iconic face and steady, knowing gaze.

Elle Fanning by Williams + Hirakawa for FASHION Magazine, June 2014

Elle Fanning on the cover of Teen Vogue and by Mark Abrahams for V Magazine

Angelina Jolie by Jason Bell