John Malkovich and Sandro Miller Recreate Iconic Photographs – And They Are Brilliant.

John Malkovich homage to famous photos

Instead of being John Malkovich, this time around, the actor is being everyone else. By that I mean, he has replaced the subject in many a famous photograph in Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – Homage to photographic masters series by Sandro Miller.

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – Homage to photographic masters series

You may have to look twice at some of these to note that it’s John Malkovich in lieu of the original subject. Some of these images are so iconic that our brains immediately replace them with the ‘known’ rather than the ‘new’.

John Malkovich:
Dorothea_Lange_Migrant_Mother,_Nipomo,_California_(date),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother (original)
the original above: Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936)

In 2013, photographer Sandro Miller embarked on a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. As a youth, Sandro learned much about composition, lighting and portraiture by studying the published works of such photographic masters as Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Dorthea Lange and Robert Mapplethorpe. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted actor John Malkovich, whom he first photographed for a Nikon campaign about 14 years ago and has worked with on several occasions. Now his long time friend and collaborator, John instantly agreed to participate and thus we have “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – Homage to photographic masters series

behind the scenes
above images courtesy of Candid Candace

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.”

Shown in this post are all* of the images from the show which opens November 7 and runs through January, 2015 at Chicago’s Catharine Edelman Gallery.

John Malkovich:
Diane_Arbus___Identical_Twins,_Roselle,_New_Jersey_(1967),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014, 15 x 15″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
Diane-Arbus-Identical-Twins (original)
the original above: Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967)

John Malkovich:
Talent: John Malkovich Shot: 2013
above: Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Truman Capote, New York (1948), 2014, 10 x 8″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
irving penn truman-capote-original
the original above: Irving Penn / Truman Capote, New York (1948)

John Malkovich:
Irving_Penn___Pablo_Picasso,_Cannes,_France_(1957),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014, 18 x 18″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
irving penn pablo picasso original
the original above: Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957)

John Malkovich:
Philippe_Halsman___Salvador_Dali_(1954),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Philippe Halsman : Salvador Dalí (1954)
the original above: Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954)

John Malkovich:
Richard_Avedon___Ronald_Fisher,_Beekeeper,_Davis,_California,_May_9_(1981),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Richard Avedon / Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9 (1981), 2014

The original photo:
original richard avedon ronald fischer beekeper
the original above: Richard Avedon / Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9 (1981)

John Malkovich:
Gordon_Parks___American_Gothic,_Washington,_D.C._(date),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Gordon_Parks_-_American_Gothic
the original above: Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942)

John Malkovich:
David_Bailey___Mick_Jagger_Fur_Hood_(1964),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964), 2014, 15 x 15″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original david bailey mick jagger fur hood_1964
the original above: David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964)

John Malkovich:
Herb_Ritts___Jack_Nicholson,_London_(1988),_2014_d
above: Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988)(D), 2014, 20 x 16″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
jack nicholson as the Joker by Herb ritts
the original above: Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (D)

John Malkovich:
Edward_Sheriff_Curtis___Three_Horses_(date),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original edward sheriff curtis the three horses
the original above: Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905)

John Malkovich:
Carl_Fischer___Muhammad_Ali,_New_York_(1967),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Carl Fischer / Muhammad Ali, New York (1967), 2014, 24 x 20″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Carl Fischer, Muhammad Ali, New York (1967)
the original above: Carl Fischer / Muhammad Ali, New York (1967)

John Malkovich:
Bert_Stern___Marilyn_in_Pink_Roses_(date),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014, 19 x 13″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Bert Stern, Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962)
the original above: Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962)

John Malkovich:
Andy_Warhol___Green_Marilyn_(1962),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Green Marilyn (1962), 2014, 29 x 29″ silkscreen, Total edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Andy Warhol : Green Marilyn (1962)
the original above: Andy Warhol / Green Marilyn (1962)

John Malkovich:
Arthur_Sasse___Albert_Einstein_Sticking_Out_His_Tongue_(1951),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014, 8 x 10″, 20 x 24″ pigment print, Total edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Arthur Sasse : Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951)
the original above: Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951)

John Malkovich:
Annie_Leibovitz___John_Lennon_and_Yoko_Ono_(1980),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014, 20 x 16″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original annie-leibovitz-john-lennon-yoko-ono1
the original above: Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980)

John Malkovich:
Alberto_Korda___Che_Guevara_(1960),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Alberto Korda-Guerrillero-Heroico-V1-1960
the original above: Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960)

John Malkovich:
Victor_Skrebneski___Bette_Davis,_Actor,_08_November_(1971),_Los_Angeles_Studio,_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis, Actor, 08 November (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014, 19 x 19″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Victor Skrebneski : Bette Davis, Actor, 08 November (1971)
the original above: Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis, Actor, 08 November (1971)

John Malkovich:
Yousuf_Karsh___Ernest_Hemingway_(1957),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014, 20 x 16″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Yousuf Karsh : Ernest Hemingway (1957)
the original above: Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957)

John Malkovich:
Robert_Mapplethorpe___Self_Portrait_(date),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Robert Mapplethorpe / Self Portrait (1983), 2014, 14 x 14″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
Self Portrait 1983 by Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989
the original above: Robert Mapplethorpe / Self Portrait (1983)

John Malkovich:
Pierre_et_Gilles_Jean_Paul_Gaultier_1990_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Pierre et Gilles / Jean Paul Gaultier (1990), 2014, 20 x 16″ and 40 x 30″ pigment print, Total edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Pierre et Gilles : Jean Paul Gaultier (1990)
the original above: Pierre et Gilles / Jean Paul Gaultier (1990)

John Malkovich:
Albert_Watson___Alfred_Hitchcock_with_Goose_(1973),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014, 24 x 20″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original alfred hitchcock with goose
the original above: Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973)

John Malkovich:
Art_Shay___Simone_de_Beauvoir_(1950),_2014
above: Sandro Miller, Art Shay / Simone de Beauvoir (1950), 2014, 14 x 11″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original Art Shay : Simone de Beauvoir (1950)
the original above: Art Shay / Simone de Beauvoir (1950)

John Malkovich:
Bill_Brandt___Eyes_(date),_2014_a
above: Sandro Miller, Bill Brandt / Eyes (1960-1964) (A), 2014, 10 x 8″ pigment print, Edition of 35 + 5 AP’s

The original photo:
original bill brandt eye
the original above: Bill Brandt / Eyes (1960-1964)

* there are three more variations on the Bill Brandt /Eyes image above in the exhibit

[At the top of this post: Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014, 29 x 29″ silkscreen, Total edition of 35 + 5 AP’s]
The original photo:
original Andy Warhol : Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986)

PURCHASING PRINTS:
Images from Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters are pigments prints made in a total edition of 35 + 5 AP’s. Pieces range in price from $2,500 to $12,000, depending on size and availability.

Warhol silkscreens from Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters are available as 28 x 28″ and 36 x 36″ silkscreens made in editions of 35 + 5 AP’s and 10, respectively. Pieces range in price from $9,500 to $22,000, depending on size and availability.

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Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters November 7 — January 31, 2015
all images courtesy of the Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller

Thanks to Petapixel for first bringing this wonderful exhibit to my attention.

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