Iconic Photographic Portraits Using Malkovich as the Subject

The photographer Sandro Miller contacted the famous actor John Malkovich to pitch his novel premise for a project: Miller would duplicate iconic photographic portraits using Malkovich as the subject. Malkovich would have to dress up a bit, wear makeup, or even be naked. He would become Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, John Lennon, and other people captured for posterity by the world’s greatest photographers.

The results of their collaboration form the exhibit Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. This exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago will be open from November 7 to January 31.

Content warning: artistic nudity.

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

Marilyn in Pink Roses by Bert Stem

Marilyn in Pink Roses by Bert Stem

Earnest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh

Earnest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh

Mohammed Ali by Carl Fisher

Mohammed Ali by Carl Fisher

Jack Nicholson by Herb Ritts

Jack Nicholson by Herb Ritts