Artista
EXPOWALL gallery

Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts. Jack Nicholson, London (1988), 2014

Pigment print / Pigment print
Dimensioni / Size: 51x38cm
Edizione / Edition: 35
Courtesy: ©Sandro Miller / Courtesy Gallery FIFTY ONE

Racconta l'artista
"John Malkovich mi ha fatto da musa ispiratrice mentre ricreavo 61 delle immagini iconiche più importanti della storia della fotografia. Realizzata con i dettagli più infiniti, questa mostra ha viaggiato per il mondo ed è ora utilizzata come strumento didattico per aiutare a riproporre i grandi maestri che hanno originariamente scattato queste fotografie così iconiche."

Artist Statement
"John Malkovich plays my muse as I re-create 61 of the most im-portant iconic images in photographic history. Created with the most infinite details, this exhibition has been traveling the world and is now used as a teaching tool to help reintroduce our Master photographers who origi-nally created these iconic photographic images."


Sandro Miller

Stati Uniti / USA
http://www.sandrofilm.com

All’età di sedici anni, dopo aver visto i lavori di Irving Penn, Sandro Miller sapeva di voler diventare fotografo. Perlopiù autodidatta, Sandro si è affidato ai libri dei maestri della fotografia. Attraverso le loro immagini ha imparato l’arte della composizione, dell’illuminazione e del ritratto. Più di trent’anni dopo Sandro è uno dei più affermati fotografi pubblicitari degli Stati Uniti. Tra le sue campagne citiamo: Adidas, Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Champion, Coca-Cola, Dove, Gatorade, Honda, Milk, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Motorola, Nike, Nikon, Pepsi, Pony, UPS US Army, l’Esercito degli Stati Uniti d’America.

Nel 2021 Sandro è stato invitato dal governo cubano a fotografare il più grande tesoro della nazione, i suoi atleti. Il progetto è stato la prima collaborazione USA-CUBA dall’embargo del del 1960. Il suo lavoro è stato pubblicato da Communication Arts, Details, Esquire, ESPN Magazine, Eyemazing, Forbes, GQ, Graphis, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Russian Esquire, Stern, Time, Vibe, Wired, ed è stato esposto in tutto il mondo.

Nel corso della sua carriera, Sandro ha prestato il suo talento e il suo studio a organizzazioni benefiche creando campagne di raccolta fondi. AIDS Chicago, AIDS New Jersey, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arts for Life, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Milwaukee, Dance for Life, Evans Life Foundation, Food Depository of Chicago, The Good City, Marwen Foundation, The Maestro Cares Foundation e Off The Street Club sono le associazioni a cui Sandro ha donato il suo lavoro.

Al Festival Internazionale della Creatività di Cannes Lions in Francia, nel luglio 2011, Sandro ha ricevuto un Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award per il suo cortometraggio "Butterflies" con John Malkovich.

Nel 2013 si è recato in Marocco dove ha eseguito ritratti di duecentotrenta commercianti, nomadi, incantatori di serpenti, scavatori di fossili e musicisti Gnawa. Nel 2014 ha ricostruito sessantuno fotografie iconiche in omaggio ai più grandi fotografi del mondo. Il progetto, intitolato “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters”, ha coinvolto l’attore John Malkovich il quale si è trasformato in tutti i soggetti delle foto originali.

Il 2 novembre 2014, alla Carnegie Hall di New York, la Lucie Foundation ha onorato Sandro con il premio International Photographer of the Year per i suoi successi nella fotografia.

Il 27 ottobre 2015, per il secondo anno consecutivo, Sandro è stato insignito del premio International Photographer of the Year della Lucie Foundation per la sua fotografia delle immagini di Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.

Negli ultimi cinque anni Sandro è sempre stato inserito tra i 200 migliori fotografi pubblicitari al mondo.

Nato nel 1958 a Elgin, Illinois, Sandro è sposato con l'artista multimediale Claude-Aline Nazaire ed è padre di due figli, Nathan e Natalia.

As a young teen, Sandro embraced the idea of making photographic portraits after seeing the portrait imagery of Irving Penn. He began photographing in Chicago at the age of sixteen and has since devoted his thirty-plus-years career to creating expressive images from his elegant Ukranian Village studio.

With numerous award-winning commercial campaigns to his credit, Sandro is one of today's most respected commercial and fine art photographers. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns for a long alphabetical list of clients including: Adidas, Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Champion, Coca-Cola, Dove, Gatorade, Honda, Milk, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Motorola, Nike, Nikon, Pepsi, Pony, UPS and the US Army.

In 2001 Sandro was invited by the Cuban government to photograph that country's greatest national treasure – its athletes. This project was the first US‑Cuban collaboration since the diplomatic and trade embargo was imposed in 1960. Sandro's editorial work has been featured in Communication Arts, Details, Esquire, ESPN Magazine, Eyemazing, Forbes, GQ, Graphis, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Russian Esquire, Stern, Time, Vibe, Wired and has been exhibited worldwide.

Sandro has a working relationship with the camera giant Nikon and is responsible for introducing their latest technology to the professional photographic world. He has worked on many award-winning projects with Nikon: a portrait session with actor John Malkovich in Croatia; a series of motorcycles racing in Brainerd, Minnesota; a still and video shoot of the roller derby team The Windy City Rollers; a video of the world-renowned high-wire artist Philippe Petit; and most recently, a short cinematic video entitled "Joy Ride”, featuring a motorcyclist racing through the early morning streets of Chicago on a mysterious mission.

Throughout his career, Sandro has contributed his talents and staffed studio time to community-based and national charitable organizations by creating compelling campaigns that solicit contributions for such organizations as the AIDS Chicago, AIDS New Jersey, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arts for Life, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Milwaukee, Dance for Life, Evans Life Foundation, Food Depository of Chicago, The Good City, Marwen Foundation, The Maestro Cares Foundation and Off The Street Club.

At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, in July 2011, Sandro was presented a Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award for his short video "Butterflies" featuring John Malkovich.

Sandro travelled to Morocco in November 2013 and shot portraits of two hundred thirty tradesmen, nomadic people, snake charmers, fossil diggers, and Gnawa musicians. In 2014 Sandro re-created sixty-one hallowed photographs in homage to the world’s greatest photographers. The project, titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, has a costumed John Malkovich as the subject in each image.

On November 2, 2014, in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Lucie Foundation honored Sandro with the International Photographer of the Year award for his achievements in photography.

On October 27, 2015, for the 2nd year in a row, Sandro was honored with the Lucie Foundation’s International Photographer of the Year award for his photography of the Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters images.

For the past five years, in juried competitions within the industry, Sandro has been voted one of the top 200 advertising photographers in the world.

Born in 1958 in Elgin, Illinois, Sandro is married to multi-media artist Claude-Aline Nazaire and is the father of two children, Nathan and Natalia.



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