October 26, 2014
by admin / BP Gallery Fury


• x024 Fury (Promotional Photoshoot, Promo, Onset & Stills.

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October 20, 2014

I’m often asked about the men we put on the cover of the magazine. Usually, the questions are pretty basic: “What is So-and-so like?” or “Was So-and-so nice?” I’ll generally offer an equally uncomplicated response. “Really good guy,” I’ll say. Or “Excited to have him on the cover.” For the most part, that’s the case. But every once in a while, maybe two or three times in the 15 years I’ve been the editor-in-chief of Details, we get a real pain in the ass—someone whose ego far outpaces his talent and who is so difficult that it makes looking at that cover, even years later, a deeply unpleasant experience.

By and large, though, we find ourselves dealing with smart, creative, and all-around good guys—movie stars, mostly, who are tired and busy and occasionally a little grumpy, but who happily carve out anywhere from one hour to five or six to work with our creative team on shooting a great magazine cover. One cover subject brought a case of beer to a shoot a few years back and turned the location into an impromptu party. And I once watched Tom Cruise walk around a photo studio and introduce himself to everyone in the room—probably a dozen people. “Hi, I’m Tom Cruise,” he said to the Details fashion intern to whom, admittedly, I had never introduced myself.

And then, of course, there’s Brad Pitt. For this month’s cover shoot, Brad agreed to spend two days with the magazine’s creative staff in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. Needless to say, two days with any celebrity subject is extraordinary. Two days with Brad Pitt is a photographer’s dream. That the photographer in this case was Mark Seliger, who has shot most of our covers since 2012, likely factored heavily in Brad’s decision to give us so much time.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

October 20, 2014

We went behind the scenes of Brad Pitt’s Details magazine photo shoot, where the actor talked about his love of the outdoors and how he ranks himself as a parent.

“I’ve discovered I don’t suck at being a dad,” Brad, 50, told Details.

The father of six has traveled the world with his children Shiloh, Vivienne, Maddox, Zahara, Pax and Knox — plus their mom and recently wedded wife, Angelina Jolie. With such a large family, the Oscar winner has little time alone, but when he can get away, he gravitates towards the California Redwoods.

“I will always be most comfortable in the outdoors,” Brad told Details. “I grew up in the Ozarks … and I’m quite reverential when it comes to a tree.”

So much so that he had the height of the world’s largest sequoia — 311.4 feet — tattooed on his forearm.

Brad’s issue of Details hits newsstands October 28, and he can next be seen on the big screen when his WWII film Fury opens October 17.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella. And thank you Yukko for the pictures below!


• x013 Details November ’14 France.

October 20, 2014


• x007 Premiere October ’14 France.
• x010 GQ November ’14 US.

September 29, 2014
by admin / BP Gallery magazines

Like all superstars, Brad Pitt has taken his hits: from the press, from the studios and, while making his latest film, Fury, even fellow actors took a swing. And now, as GQ’s latest cover star, he’s breaking cover. In our exclusive and candid interview, the actor talks family life past and present, the perils of living in a tank for four months and the power of the word ‘no’.

Elsewhere you’ll find Phoebe Eaton on the mysterious death of L’Wren Scott, a report on James Foley and the new chaos of kidnapping, and all the autumn/winter trends you need to know as the weather begins to wind down. We’ve also got a rundown of the foremost female networkers of our generation in the first-ever GQ 100 Most Connected Women in Britain list.

Here, see an exclusive preview of Brad Pitt’s cover shoot along with some choice quotes from our interview – and be sure to pick up the issue to read it in full this coming Thursday.

On marriage
“I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that.”

On what he thinks his friend George Clooney meant when he recently called Pitt “unreachable”
“Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as shit. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. [laughs]. I’m a bit of a loner you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

On choosing work
“I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself… To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving. It’s got to be worth it.”

Read more. If anyone is willing to help out by scanning this magazine, I’d be so thankful =)

September 17, 2014

While there’s still a few months to go before Angelina Jolie debuts her sophomore directorial effort, Unbroken, she’s already begun production on her next film, the intimate drama By the Sea. Co-starring alongside her husband, Brad Pitt, Jolie also scripted the feature, which follows them as a couple on a getaway in 1970?s France.

Ahead of what’s surely a paparazzi free-for-all, the first official images have now debuted just days after production kicked off in Malta. Per EW, the story specifically finds Jolie as Vanessa, a former dancer and Pitt as Roland, a writer, both entangled in a crumbling marriage as they find rejuvenation after coming across a quiet, seaside village.

“I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey,” Jolie tells the magazine. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect about the project is the involvement of cinematographer Christian Berger, a longtime Michael Haneke collaborator. While these promotional stills don’t reflect his actual work, mostly natural lighting is said to be employed. Check out the stills above and below for the film that will continue shooting through November.

Also starring Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer, and Melanie Laurent, By the Sea will likely be released next year.


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