Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

Sandro Miller ehrt die Fotografen, die ihn beeinflussten, in dem er ihre berühmtesten Arbeiten mit der surrealen Selbst-Inception-Szene aus Spike Jonzes Being John Malkovich masht – in Zusammenarbeit mit John Malkovich himself. Die Ausstellung Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich läuft derzeit in der Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Brillant. Just brillant.

In 2013, Sandro [Miller] decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. 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.”

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother; Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait with a gun; Annie Leibovitz’s iconic image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Richard Avedon’s beekeeper, among many others.