While the original subjects of these famous photographs are iconic enough by themselves, they are somehow even more striking when they’re recreated with Hollywood genius John Malkovich.
As a means of honoring his artistic role models, American photographer Sandro Miller became the mastermind behind the photo series entitled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters”.
The photo series features such critically-acclaimed portraits as “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange and Andy Warhol’s self-portrait – except John Malkovich is replicating the original subject.
Malkovich, who is close friends with the photographer, does a remarkable job of imitating the portraits, regardless of the differing genders and skin colors. Miller, meanwhile, is careful to use the exact same lighting, composition, and coloring as the original photos.
“John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled,” Miller told the Catherine Edelman Gallery. “I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.”
The series, which Miller launched in 2013, displays such spectacular similarity to the original photos, it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t done with photo editing software.
The 35 photos, however, were all created with the enthusiastic talent of Malkovich and Miller as a means of honoring the greats.
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