Monday, September 10, 2007

Case Study


Notice any similarities? It appears that Brad Pitt is a fan of architectural photographer, Julius Shulman.

Shulman is best know for defining the image of the mid-century modern California home. In particular, his photograph Case Study #21 (top photo) is a portrait of suburban life within the context of 1950's design.

The writers at Goldenfiddle speculate as to how the idea for the infamous, July 2005 W Magazine photo spread, "Domestic Bliss" came to be. The 60 page essay, featuring the newly anointed "Brangelina" was conceptualized by Pitt and photographed by Steven Klein.

8 comments:

Habitually Chic said...

What a great post! It just goes to show that there seem to be very few new ideas in this world.

{RNVL} said...

Fantastic post--really liked seeing the two photos together and reading the little history behind the shoot.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks--though I cannot take credit for the discovery. Once again, art imitates life, imitating art.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Cool finds. The similarity is stunning.

bronwyn said...

Amazing, great post. Very interesting indeed!

Mrs. Blandings said...

I was just thinking about the Pitt/Jolie photo essay the other day - would like to see it again now that I'm not so offended on Jennifer's behalf.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Mrs. Blandings, the photo spread is much more palatable now that a couple of years have passed. I still think Brad was the number one offender in this triangle, but at least he is attempting to make up for it by being charitable these days.

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to go see one of his new movies. Brad Pitt is a awesome actor.

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