FT Blog: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt and the most expensive baby photos ever
Ok, admittedly I’m not a baby person - I never have been and don’t plan on giving birth to any myself - but even in the topsy-turvy world of Hollywood and celebrities, are the pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new twins worth $14million? I don’t think so.
From a “mini-them” point of view, I find it much more interesting to see pictures of their older daughter Shiloh - or Shiloh’s contemparies such as Violet Affleck - where you can see the parents’ features really beginning to shine through in an intriguing way — these pictures just don’t have that charm for me. Maybe it’s because I’m not a baby person so not used to looking at them that small but these babies just look like any random few week old babies to me.
What do you think about the pictures? Are you interested in seeing them? Should they have sold them or not? One of the arguments for selling them is that the paparazzi will be less frantic about trying to get that elusive first picture - do you think that’s the case or will the paparazzi still be after them for the first non-posed pictures?