The film Being John Malkovich famously showed what it would be like if people were able to take over the iconic actor’s body and mind. And now, fifteen years later, the tables have turned.
So say French publications 7-POST and Liberation, who’ve confirmed photographer Sandro Miller has painstakingly recreated a number of iconic images of celebrities. The twist: each one features John in their place.
The quirky — yet highly original — idea is for a new series called Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, on display at Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago beginning November 7.
“For me, John is a beautiful, clean canvas ready for paint,”; Sandro says about his subject. “He is extremely open minded, never fearful and always willing to go to places most actors of his caliber would avoid. His willingness to play dress up, and become the subject of some of the most iconic images from history, is a true gift.”
If the below images are any indication, it would be hard to argue with Sandro’s praise.