Our favorite films never tire. And if they did, in the age of fan-inspired art, chances are there's an artist or photographer making them new again. Like, for example, in this case: Photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé reimagined iconic film scenes from classic movies like Sunset Boulevard
and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
They also tackled more contemporary classics like American Beauty
and Pulp Fiction
. The series, titled "[re-] Mixing Hollywood"
was shot in Dakar and Abidjan, and features people of color in the roles of Neo, Mia Wallace, Thelma and Louise, and many more.
The project's website explains, "The artists wanted to celebrate the magic of a good movie, the way it allows the viewer to relate to a plot, an actor, regardless of their origins and where the story happens." It goes on to explain, "They also wanted to use this opportunity to give perspective on the modern cultural scenes of the cities where these photos were taken (Dakar and Abidjan) with emerging faces of the acting and modeling scenes."
The photos provide a glimpse into a world with a more diverse Hollywood. And in a pop culture landscape where re-makes seem to outnumber original flicks, maybe they can be the inspiration for a diverse reboot?