US-American photographer Sandro Miller and world-famous actor John Malkovich replicated some of the best-known and most iconic shots in the history of photography as part of their photo-project „Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters“…with Malkovich taking the role of the respective subject. This may as well be the most uncommon photo news and the most bizarre pictures in awhile, namely in two respects. On the one hand, the meaning behind this photo-series is not quite obvious even at second glance. If the series is aimed as homage to diverse masters of photography, why do some of the pictures seem like caricatured original photographs? On the other hand, Malkovich is so convincing in his imitation of some personalities (Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali, Alfred Hitchcock etc.) that simply watching the photos evokes a certain feeling not unlike the uncanny-valley effect. Have a look at the pictures yourself and from your own opinion. 🙂
Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock (1973), 2014
Dorothea Lange / “Migrant mother” (1936), 2014
Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014
The remaining shots can be found on the website of the Catherine Edelman Gallery.