Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrait Paintings As Creative Self-Portraits
66-year-old photographer Laura Hofstadter came up with a series of black and white self-portraits emulating classical paintings. The project, titled Stages, was a way of expressing her feelings about growing older in a youth-obsessed society and also as a reflection of her experience battling cancer.
"Although the series was about coming to terms with different stages of life, loss, and aging, the images were conceived with humor and playfulness through her minimal styling and manipulation."
The Scream – Edvard Munch
Cafe Singer – Edgar Degas
Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
Dante Alighieri – Sandro Botticelli
St Agatha – Piero della Francesca
Absinthe Drinker – Pablo Picasso
The Son of Man – Rene Magritte
Self Portrait – Rembrandt
Self Portrait – Judith Leyster
Esperanza – George Frederick Watts
Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer
Whistler’s Mother – James McNeill Whistler
Mezzetin – Jean-Antoine Watteau