Hilarious & Inspiring Parodies of 11 Famous Photographs
If you can’t go to the museum,
bring the museum to you
I have been doing photography since 2014, right after watching the movie “The Salt of the Earth” by Wim Wenders.
As soon as I left the cinema, I bought a film camera and since then I’ve never left my house without a camera. It changes everything about having it on you. My eye is attracted to beautiful things, the unusual or the funny.
Because of the confinement and living alone, I started going around in circles. Last Sunday, I felt particularly locked up. My head was spinning. I thought to myself that I had to find something that occupied me and that filled my loneliness a little. So I had this idea of parodying famous photographs of artists I admire.
Self Portrait – Vivian Maier
Gun 1 – William Klein
I love going to the museum and not being able to go there, I decided to create it at home. I shared them just to make my loved ones laugh and then a lot of people started relaying them and sending me thank you messages that said it had done them good.
Benidorm, Spain – Martin Parr
Marine iguana, Galápagos – Sebastião Salgado
Rhein II – Andreas Gursky
I think this series shows that feeling outside is not just about going through a door. It shows that we can find interesting, light and new things to do even using objects that we come across everyday. When I sent the series to my father, he said to me: “The work of art is in the gaze of those who know how to see the permanence of the gaze of artists in the banality of everyday life.” I think he summed it up.
In any case, it made me want to do others, I feel less alone and it makes people laugh.
Dog Dogs – Elliott Erwitt
Invasion 68: Prague – Josef Koudelka
Death of a Loyalist Soldier – Robert Capa
Place de l’Europe, Gare Saint Lazare, Paris – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Light is a living language.
It uses colors as a vocabulary, it combines with shadows, it must comply with the grammar of forms.
Our entire lives follow its history, its writing and its reading.
And as for the coldness of the spelling, it is strangely capable of conveying emotion, of delivering a message. The etymology of past events, the gibberish of multiple future scenarios, it traces, is erased and corrected.
It is what we make of it.
“Enlightened” or “bright” will use it to prove the existence of God or to fuel scientific discoveries.
Through the filter of my personality, I chose to see and then show that it can be tender, dreamlike and sometimes whimsical.