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Photographer Sandro Miller Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model | petapixel

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

The series puts both Miller’s exceptional photography and Malkovich’s masterful acting talents front and center. Miller gets each amazing portrait’s lighting, mood and composition down perfectly, while Malkovich replicates the subject’s emotions and expressions so perfectly that the photos become nearly indistinguishable, regardless of the age or gender of the original subject. And it was all done without Photoshop!

  1. Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014
  2. Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014
  3. Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014
  4. Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014
  5. Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014
  6. Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014
  7. Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014
  8. Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 214
  9. Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014
  10. Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905), 2014

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NoPlace, Tidens Krav, and UKS in Oslo, Norway 

NoPlace is an artist run space organized by Jason Havneraas, Kristian Skylstad, Karen Nikgol, Hans Christian Skovholt, and Petter Buhagen. During Not Red But Green, Per Kristian Nygård constructed and grew an impressive, hilly landscape of grassy mounds, receding mysteriously into an interior room. By estimation, the lawn may have receded thirty feet or so, but illusion stretched this to visually harbor the scale of true hillsides, presenting the viewer with elvish wonderment about process as well as intention. Several small children in attendance had to be warded off from climbing onto the greenway, and this was no wonder, for there was an instinctual and inviting pull from the grass, making one want to depart from the conventions of art viewership. The grass sculpture was grown in entirety from seeds that had been planted two or two-and-a-half weeks earlier, and the mound formations brought to mind Icelandic lore of Huldufólk, or Hidden People, the mythical inhabitants of stones and mounds. I asked Kristian Nygård if there was a connection to this Icelandic lore of the land, and he said not in particular, and rather he’s engaging with what he described as “basic sculpture” (seeds and soil) and “just works in space. ” Simply put, he said he was “trying to make something that doesn’t make sense.” Kristian Nygård also described how undertaking these interior sculptures involve finding out particularities and the labor of becoming “your own assistant and a gardener.” A visceral connection to craft and an open sense of process took hold, eclipsing the end result of production or concept of object.

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Photography by Prue Stent

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Melbourne based, RMIT photography student Prue Stent's work is spontaneous, yet intended. It is soft lensed yet bold coloured. It is delicate, and vulnerable yet approaches issues with a strong sense of opinion. It is striking, enticing, and her signature is undeniable.

With her work often exploring the relationship between femininity and nature, human form and landscape, her works often appear as one thing but inherit several meanings. Although her images regularly feature pastel colours, interesting shapes and forms, the intricacy of the photo’s subject often appears delicate. She orientates her natural backdrops–with human and object subjects– into a translation of the almost symbiotic relationship between them.

With talent like this Stent it made for a future of exhibition and excellence.

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Paulina Otylie Surys:  Gohic Photography

Paulina Otylie Surys is a fashion photographer with a unique practice. Having trained in classical painting, she made a decision to take up screen printing around two years ago and through that “found [her] way towards photography.” Using innovative combinations of toners and inks over dry dyes, on silver gelatin fibre paper, Surys creates haunting, pseudo-gothic works embued with a heightened sense of drama and compostition. This approach works in perfect juxtapostion to the modern clothing and appearance of her models

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Adeline de Monseignat Sculptures

Adeline de Monseignat  is a Dutch-Monegasque artist who lives and works in London. Her project-based sculptural work investigates ways in which inanimate objects can trigger emotional responses and even hold a sense of presence and life. Since completing her MA in 2011 she has shown with Victoria Miro, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and at the Bleecker St Arts Club in New York, as well as winning the Visitor Prize of The Catlin Art Prize and being awarded a Royal British Society of Sculptor’s Bursary.

In my sculptures I am interested in finding harmony in the contrasting qualities of strength and fragility, with the aim of making the viewer reflect and smile, as my approach is one of an optimistic and playful artist. I like to incorporate qualities to my work inspired by Surrealism, the artistic movement that has inspired me the most. Surrealism has often proven to trick the viewer with visual illusions, which fascinates me. Through my art, I like to defy gravity. The main figurative subject of my pictures always seems to float within the canvas, without any help of a background to place the subject in either time or space. This also translates in my sculptures where gravity illusions are even more enhanced, as working three-dimensionally enables me to do so. These latter are often brought to life thanks to natural materials such as wood, metal and even eggshell. When it comes to inspiration, imperfections in nature are what trigger my curiosity - a drip, a drop, a crinkle, a wrinkle - an imperfection is the sole evidence of life. I am always on the hunt for the perfect defect; the thought or sight of something challenging - shades, lighting and reflections - will immediately arouse my craving for creating. Idioms, expressions, puns and play-on-words are also often the starting point of my work, such as the “˜chicken or the egg’ or “˜wild life’ Last but not least, I’m interested in building a dialogue between the art and the audience who I expect to respond instinctively through their impressions, feelings and senses. My aim is to make people live a unique experience through my art.”

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