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

Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino throughout the years

November 7th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Angelina Jolie is the cover girl of Vanity Fair’s December 2014 issue photographed by Mario Testino.   He’s taken beautiful pictures of her throughout the years, and I thought this was a great chance to look at them.

For Allure Magazine, 2004

For Vogue, 2004

From his book “Let Me In” These pictures of her with Brad Pitt are from 2005, soon after her and Brad Pitt announced that they were together, and soon after they adopted Zahara.  These are some of my favorite pictures of her, so natural and intimate and happy.

For Vogue, 2010

Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana and more by Steven Meisel for Vogue June 2000

July 18th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film, TV|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Back in 2000, movies and TV were flush with witty, smart, cute starlets. Some of these lovely girls starred in such iconic movies and The Virgin Suicides, Almost Famous and Lolita. Some of them have gone on to become big names and others have faded away. Seeing them all at the start of their careers is fasinating, especially photographed by such a talented photographed as Steven Meisel. Pls note the minimalist, clean lines, and low heels of the early 00’s – once we’ve done recycling the 90s will this be the next fad?

Angela Bettis, Marley Shelton, Dominque Swain, Azura Skye, Monet Mazur, AJ Cook, Julianne Nicholson, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana, Mia Maestro & Amy Smart by Steven Meisel