Yesterday we got to see photos of actresses Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet make-up free in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine’s 20th anniversary Hollywood Issue … and today we get to see two more make-up free actors in the mag. Actor Brad Pitt and talk show host/actress Oprah Winfrey are among the group of celebs who posed sans make-up for photographer Chuck Close and as you can see below, they don’t look all that different than they do when they are all made-up for the cameras. Have a look, won’t you?
Working with a rare and impressive 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera, world-renowned American artist Chuck Close captured remarkably raw portraits of 20 bold talents, from Brad Pitt to Oprah Winfrey, for V.F.’s 20th Hollywood Issue. Below, sample the results—and take a look behind the scenes. To see the entire the Hollywood Portfolio, download the digital edition.
I really love these portraits. Much like the ones we saw yesterday of ScarJo and Kate Winslet, these portraits of Brad and Oprah show us a slightly different take on actors that we think we know so well. The thing that strikes me most is that the actors all appear to look slightly older when they are make-up free. It’s not a bad thing but they all do seem to look more … mature. Brad Pitt, I think, looks much more his age in his portrait than he does in movies, on film (in full make-up). Of the portraits that we’ve seen, do you have a fave? I think I have to go with ScarJo. Make-up or not, she always looks great.
[Photo credit: Chuck Close/Vanity Fair, Source]