Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrait Paintings As Creative Self-Portraits

By | September 30, 2017

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