Monday, September 29, 2014

Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Sandro Miller has recreated 35 iconic images from photographic history, using a new model -- John Malkovich.  I bet you will recognize many of the images that these photographs reference, and I bet they will make you smile. 

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol : Green Marilyn (1962), 2014

Sandro Miller, Albert Watson : Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda : Che Guevera (1960), 2014

Sandro Miller, Irving Penn : Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014

Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts : Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014

Sandro Miller, Art Shay : Simone de Beauvoir (1950), 2014

Sandro Miller, Pierre et Gilles : Jean Paul Gaultier (1990), 2014

Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus : Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014

Sandro Miller, Edward Sheriff Curtis : Three Horses (1905), 2014

Sandro Miller, Bert Stern : Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014

Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman : Salvador Dali (1954), 2014

Sandro Miller, Richard Avedon : Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9 (1981), 2014

Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange : Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014

Sandro Miller, Yousuf Karsh : Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014

Sandro Miller, Victor Skrebneski : Bette Davis, Actor 09 November (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014

Sandro Miller, Annie Liebovitz : John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014

Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse : Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol : Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014

Information on the artist, Sandro Miller, and this project:

At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied on books published by many of the great artists canonized in photographic history.  Through their pictures, he learned the art of composition, lighting and portraiture. More than 30 years later, with clients ranging from Forbes, GQ and Esquire, to American Express, Coca-Cola and BMW, Sandro has secured his place as one of the top advertising photographers worldwide. 

His success in the commercial world allows him to continue his personal projects, which has included working in Cuba, photographing American blues musicians, various dance troupes, and extended endeavors with John Malkovich, his long time friend and collaborator. Sandro first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for  Steppenwolf Theater Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.

In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. 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.”  

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn's photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Bert Stern's photographs of Marilyn Monroe; Dorothea Lange's image of a migrant mother; Robert Mapplethorpe's self-portrait with a gun; Annie Leibovitz's iconic image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono;  Richard Avedon's beekeeper, among many others.

John Malkovich is considered to be one the greatest American actors of the 21st century. In Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, he demonstrates his chameleon-like proclivity, morphing into Albert Einstein, Che Guevara, John Lennon and Andy Warhol. Through his immense skill and Sandro’s amazing photographic eye, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich pays respect to photographic history through the genius of a photographer and his muse.

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all images featured in this post are by Sandro Miller, and were found here


E said...

Oh. My. God. These are incredible. (And may or may not haunt my dreams tonight.)

Jen @ Road Trip Creative said...

Second that- FUCKING AWESOME. Love it.

The Savage said...

Love the Che Malkovich....

Lorena said...

Insanely creative !
This dude is genius and of course Malkovich too.

Trissta said...

I've seen these floating around the interwebz, but never saw the whole collection of them. I LOVE the Marilyn ones and Malkovich is just... such a muse. SUCH a muse.

Much Love,