We wouldn’t blame you if you assumed that these indescribably awesome portraits of John Malkovich are photoshop job, but they aren’t. American portrait photographer Sandro Miller and, of course, the inimitable John Malkovich who collaborated to recreate a wide variety of iconically famous photographs.
Here you see their sublimely surreal recreations of Diane Arbus' Identical Twins, Herb Ritts' photos of Jack Nicholson as The Joker, Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Andy Warhol’s Self Portrait (Fright Wig), Arthur Sasse’s photo of Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue, and Philippe Halsman’s portrait of Salvador Dalí.
The longer we look at these photos, the harder it is to convince ourselves that we’re actually awake.
Click here to view more (warning: some of the photos are NSFW).
"I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.
I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.”
This is a poignant (and concise) Memorial Day article that I only just got around to reading now. Beautiful, powerful imagery.
Source: The New York Times
Just lost an hour to this thread. When I saw Dorothy Counts I lost it completely. The dignity that she showed. And the protester in Tienamen Square.
So hard to comprehend how humans are so cruel, dignified, brave, insignificant, loving, destructive and apathetic,
The photo that showed one billionth of a percent of the known universe, and was still inconceivably big, has put me in an existential mood. Sorry if this wasnt very clear, im completely disjointed at this moment.
(tw: violence on a fair few of the images - some do not have warnings on the page.)
One of the best reddit threads I’ve ever come across.
This sequence of photos really laid on the sad.