For 17 years, the award-winning photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich have created a series of portraits and films. The most notable of these are their reconstructions of some of the most famous images in photographic history.
The series has now been published in the book The Malkovich Sessions. The title features, among others, images of Malkovich as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother (1936) and Gordon Parks' American Gothic (1942), and in portraits of celebrities including John Lennon, Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara.
In an interview in the book, Malkovich said, “It’s complicated to be 60 years old and try and look like Mick Jagger in 1964; or Marilyn Monroe, who let’s say I rather weakly resemble. But conversely, like a lot of things, that’s part of the fun of it and the challenge of it.”
Sandro Miller has been photographing for 30 years. He has worked for editorial titles such as The New Yorker, GQ and Time, and clients including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nikon. In 2014, he won a Saatchi&Saatchi Best New Director award for his short film Butterflies featuring John Malkovich, and a Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
John Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer and fashion designer. He has appeared in films such as Being John Malkovich, Of Mice and Men and Con Air, and received Academy Award nominations for his roles In the Line of Fire and Places in the Heart.