His success in the commercial world allows him to continue his personal projects, which has included working in Cuba, photographing American blues musicians, various dance troupes, and extended endeavors with John Malkovich, his long time friend and collaborator. Sandro first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.
In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.”
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe; Dorothea Lange’s image of a migrant mother; Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait with a gun; Annie Leibovitz’s iconic image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Diane Arbus’s classic photo of a boy with a hand grenade; Richard Avedon’s beekeeper, among many others.
John Malkovich is considered to be one the greatest American actors of the 21st century. In Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, he demonstrates his chameleon-like proclivity, morphing into Albert Einstein, Che Guevara, John Lennon and Andy Warhol. Through his immense skill and Sandro’s amazing photographic eye, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters pays respect to photographic history through the genius of a photographer and his muse.
Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014
Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014
Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014
Sandro Miller, Victor Skrebneski / Bette Davis (1971), Los Angeles Studio, 2014
Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014
Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014
Sandro Miller, Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014
Sandro Miller, Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014
Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014
Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014
Sandro Miller, Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014
Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014
Sandro Miller, Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014
Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964), 2014
Sandro Miller, Edward Sheriff Curtis / Three Horses (1905), 2014
Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014
(via Catherine Edelman Gallery and Bored Panda)