Over the course of seventeen years, award-winning photographer Sandro Miller and inimitable actor John Malkovich combined their larger-than-life personas and talents to produce a series of portraits and films, most notably those that reconstruct the most iconic images in photographic history, in their Homage series. Others in the collection here capture the genius and range of Malkovich's acting ability in distinctive portraits as well as in film works. For lovers of the arts, photography, and John Malkovich, this book is indispensable. The first section of the book, Portraits, includes Malkovich in a variety of costumes and characters, ranging from playful to serious; while the second section, Homage, is devoted to recreating some of the most iconic portraits of all time: the artworks that originally inspired Miller to become a photographer. Here are representations of the likes of Annie Leibowitz's image of Yoko Ono and John Lennon; Bert Stern's photographs of Marilyn Monroe, and Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother." At first glance, it is difficult to tell that the subject in the photograph is in fact Malkovich, emphasizing the unique nature of Malkovich's formidable acting ability and Miller's talent for perfectly creating the lighting, environment and demeanor of the original photographs. Finally, the third section of the book contains photographs from experimental films created by the artists in tandem. As one of pop culture's most cultish personalities, Malkovich's fluid ability as an actor perfectly complements Miller's talents as a photographer and director. Rarely is an art book published that exhibits so gorgeously and extravagantly the talents of two extraordinary individuals working in collaboration over such a long period of time, that also provides so much delight to those who are not cognoscenti, but merely aficionados of great and distinctive work.
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