Actor Brad Pitt shows his versatility with these artful black-and-white shots of his wife Angelina Jolie that he took at the request of W Magazine. Some photos are of Angelina alone, showcasing her renowned beauty, and some are intimate family shots of Angelina and her children. As with all black-and-white photographs, the distraction of color is stripped away, allowing for the essential shapes, textures, shadows and contours to stand out.
Jolie, known for speaking honestly and sometimes bluntly, gives high marks to her husband's photography. She told W,
I love his photography. Some people have a hobby, and they find the quickest way to it and are very pleased with the outcome right away. But he’s someone who will really study the camera—he’ll get the most complicated one and really understand the science behind it. And he’s very critical of his own work. I’ll see a photograph and think it’s amazing, but he’ll see all the different reasons why it can be better, and he’ll work very, very hard to improve it.”