Two Faces, One Portrait

A collage artist combs through glamour shots of forgotten Hollywood actors to create compelling celebrity mashups

(Saatchi Gallery)

Forgotten Performers, Familiar Poses

John Stezaker
(Saatchi Gallery)

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.

About Paul Bisceglio
Paul Bisceglio

Paul Bisceglio is an editorial fellow at Pacific Standard and co-editor of the website "Land That I Live." He was previously the editorial intern for Smithsonian magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulBisceglio

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