Over the course of 17 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..
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 Sandro 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 Sandro’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.
The Malkovich Sessions by Sandro Miller
224 pages, 11 x 14″ inches, hardcover
147 4/c and black-and-white photographs
Homage: Malkovich and the Masters
From May 12th to July 1st, 2016
Yancey Richardson Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
New York NY 10011
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm