When established photographer decided to do a project to honor the photographers who had inspired him and shaped his career, he called on his longtime friend and frequent collaborator John Malkovich to help him. The Hollywood legend instantly agreed, and consequently helped bring to life Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a brilliant series of 35 recreations of iconic portraits, all starring the actor as the subject.

Miller’s project is a testament to his skill as a photographer, with each frame faithfully capturing the original image’s lighting, mood, and composition. The depictions are so spot-on that, at first glance, it might appear as though each shot was a mere Photoshop creation. It’s even more incredible to learn that Miller took the time to recreate each famous portrait with an individual photo shoot.

The series also speaks to Malkovich’s acting prowess, as the chameleon-like performer transformed himself into an extraordinary range of characters for the collection of photos. “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know,” Miller said of his photographic muse. “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.”

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