Full set of Lorde! Feel incredibly lucky to have seen/shot her in a space as cool and (relatively) small as The Grand Ole Opry. Knocked it out of the park. I go to a lot of shows and most of them are pretty great, but she’s on another level.
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Photographer Sandro Miller Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model
Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”
The series puts both Miller’s exceptional photography and Malkovich’s masterful acting talents front and center. Miller gets each amazing portrait’s lighting, mood and composition down perfectly, while Malkovich replicates the subject’s emotions and expressions so perfectly that the photos become nearly indistinguishable, regardless of the age or gender of the original subject. And it was all done without Photoshop!
- Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014
- Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014
- Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session,1962),2014
- Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014
- Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014
- Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014
- Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014
- Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 214
- Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014
- Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905), 2014
I came across this project by veteran photographer and photojournalist William Miller. The story behind “Ruined Polaroids” is so unique – I immediately fell in love with the concept and resulting images. Let’s leave the explaining to Miller himself:
“These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera rescued from a yard sale. I’ve always loved this camera. It is an ingeniously conceived, complicated bundle of gears and switches with hundreds of moving parts packed in tight like a chrome and leather pistol…
With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling the images in unpredictable ways. Over time I’ve figured out how to control and accentuate aspects of the camera’s flaws but the images themselves are always a surprise…
This project is an unintended exploration into the three-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects from the artistic value of chance, to questions of what constitutes a photograph. I say unintended because what I’m focusing on here is a technological anomaly. The failure of a process.“
Miller’s attention to these processes has made all of his recent ventures into fine art photography highly refreshing.
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.