Thursday, December 3, 2020

Belgium: Sandro Miller: Malkovitch, Malkovitch, Malkovitch! Homage to Photographic Masters

 Gallery FIFTY ONE and FIFTY ONE TOO are proud to present the remarkable portrait series ‘Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich! Homage to Photographic Masters’, by the American photographer Sandro Miller (°1985) with the American actor John Malkovich in the leading role.

© Sandro Miller


For this project, Miller went back to the iconic images that have always inspired and moved him in his career as a photographer and recreated these memorable classics with his close friend and muse John Malkovich as his model. By getting into the skin of the master photographers who created these images, Miller tried to understand what makes these shots so captivating and how they changed the art of portraiture in photography.

Under Miller’s close direction, Malkovich masterly transformed himself into a diverse set of characters, ranging from John Lennon to Marilyn Monroe and Picasso to Dorothea Lange’s iconic ‘Migrant Mother’. Regardless the age or gender of the original model, Malkovich was able to mentally go to that specific time and place and convincingly become that person.


© Sandro Miller
© Sandro Miller

 On view at Fifty One Gallery until January 30, 2021

More information: HERE