This Artist Alters Celebrity Photographs with a Bold Retro Filters

By: Ady Floyd - Nov 21, 2015
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Artist Tarik Mikou turns old celebrity photographs into new pieces of art by reinventing the images with modernized filters and overlays. The images begin as black and white portraits that capture each celebrity's aura. They are then re-imagined with a uniquely psychedelic appearance.

The celebrity photographs feature iconic people such as Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Each frozen moment is exposed to new light sources, rainbow-like filters and creatively placed taglines. Each image reads "be kid again." All of the portraits have this phrase placed in a new location within the frame.

By transforming old portraits into modernized retro artworks, the historical value is sustained and new connections are also made. Each image is recreated in a different way to ensure that no two pictures turn out quite the same.