Two Faces, One Portrait
A collage artist combs through glamour shots of forgotten Hollywood actors to create compelling celebrity mashups
- By Paul Bisceglio
- Smithsonian magazine, July-August 2013,
Stezaker prefers to work with pictures of forgotten performers in common scenes and poses. The shots’ generic nature allows them to evoke a sense of familiarity, yet the subjects’ anonymity prevents celebrity from overshadowing the effect of the combined image. “The moment you recognize a face, it disrupts the picture,” he has said.