Photographer Sandro Recreates Numerous Portraits of John Malkovich in Iconic Poses

Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

John Malkovich is an iconic 61-yer-old American actor, director, producer, and though some of you may not know, he is also a fashion designer. Malkovich has what one would politely describe as a remarkably memorable face; he has that ‘lived in’ look about him that makes him more of a man’s man than one of Hollywood’s ‘pretty boys’. As a character actor he is second to none, having been nominated for an Oscar for his role in In the line of Fire, as well as other nominations for Juno, one of the cleverest rites-of-passage films you will see, The Killing Fields about the Cambodian Genocide, and of course the synonymous Being John Malkovich. Perhaps fortunate in his acting ability, but also for having a face you could never typecast, Malkovich has played roles across the board from comic to chillingly frightening, and everything else in between. However, during his career he has become a favorite subject of the professional American photographer, Sandro Miller, professionally known as just Sandro, who is well-respected as one of the best advertising photographers around.

Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014

Miller and Malkovich met in the 1990s when Miller was taking photographs for Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, where Malkovich was involved. Over time they have collaborated on a number of projects, with their most current being titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters. In short, Miller decided to assemble a collection of 35 of the most iconic and influential photographs of people that had shaped his career, and then recreate them with Malkovich in the ‘led role’. When talking to the Catherine Edelman Gallery Miller says “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.” The results speak for themselves and can be seen at the Edelman Gallery between November 7th 2014 and 31st January 2015.

Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014

Sandro Miller, Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014

Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014

Sandro Miller, Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964), 2014

Sandro Miller, Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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

Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

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