I came across this photo series a while back and was happy to rediscover it this morning. Photographer Steven Klein created this set for W Magazine entitled Domestic Bliss, which stars the inescapable couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
This series is a wonderful bit of work. Klein perfectly captured the design and atmosphere of the late 50s and early 60s in his quality, wardrobe and general composition of the photos. And of course, a wonderful color palette.
You can check out the full series on W Magazine’s website, color shots mingled with black and white. I also recommend checking out Steven Klein’s website for more of his work.
Great series of photos, I’d seen a few of these, but not the whole set. You should check out Julius Shulman’s Case Study photographs, which were definitely an inspiration for Klein’s photos… Especially this one, which is relatively famous: http://lemonodor.com/archives/images/julius-shulman-case-study-house-1-s.jpg
Thanks for the heads up, Ethan. I can’t believe the similarities between Klein’s work and the Shulman image you pointed out. That being said, Shulman’s work is wonderful. I really appreciate the recommendation, man.
It’s great to see two starlets involving themselves in a worthwhile artistic endeavor. They’ve obviously been in some entertaining films, but seeing them in this type of is refreshing. Shulman really used them beautifully in these compositions. Thanks for the great find, James!
I don’t know which of the two Steven’s I like more. Steven Klein or Steven Meisel. The latter one has created ridiculously original photographic-series: