BTS: Recreating Iconic Hollywood Portraits Using Photographers As Models

Photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze recently took a unique approach to recreating some of the classic Hollywood portraits of days gone by. Using a group of extremely talented female photographers, Bryce and Kunze had these lovely ladies act as models for the recreations.

With Tamara Lackey playing the role of Veronica Lake, Lara Jade and Felix as Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Susan Stripling as Audrey Hepburn, Brooke Shaden as Marlene Dietrich, and Sue Bryce herself as Liz Taylor, the resemblance between the original shots and their recreations is rather striking.


Going into a bit more detail about the project, Bryce had the following to say in the video’s description:

This sort of behind the scenes is so easy to create and everyone LOVEs them. In January I was in New York and I spent the whole day playing with these fabulous photographers. Myself [and] Felix Kunze bought our Hollywood GLAM together and he showed me how to create or rather recreate these iconic hollywood images with 3 Arri lights and a 5×4 Softbox. Watching him work the light with diffusers and reflectors amazed me and seeing these shots come to life was just incredible.

The above BTS takes a unique look — using mostly stills — at how the day went down, as well as a look of the resulting images. Coming in at just under three minutes, it’s a quick watch and definitely worth it.

For more details or if you’d like to see the final shots in all their glory, head over to Bryce’s blog post about the project.

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