Miller approached Malkovich about creating a collection of homges to the photographers who influenced his career for the last 40 years. Malkovich fell in love with the idea, and Miller be can research and preparation. The artists he pays tribute include Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Bill Brandt and many more. You can see the full collection on his website. Miller goes on to talk about John Malkovich:
“John is a pop culture icon. John does opera, theatre, has his own clothing line, and is one of today’s most sought after screen actors. He is brilliant and confident and willing to take risks,” Miller said of working with his friend. “He was very involved with the styling of each character, often applying his own make-up, and even made his own wax nose for the Salvador Dali and Picasso shots. He was very focused on perfecting the makeup for the Herb Ritts shot of Jack Nicholson as the Joker. With makeup and styling taking at least two hours per shot, John would study the original photograph. You could see John working on his character, as makeup, hair and styling was being done. It was truly a joy to see such a perfectionist at work.”
The photos will be on display in an exhibit called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.” You can see them at the Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago starting on November 7, 2014 and running through January 31, 2015.