Just when you thought that you couldn’t do anything to make celebrity portraits original, we came across Craig Alan‘s gorgeous photos. Alan’s youth in New Orleans and his early experimentation with street portraits must have influenced his decision to stage these massive celebrity portraits where the “pixels” are people posed to create each minute detail of these familiar faces. It’s like the opposite of a flash mob!
My favorite detail of this Audrey Hepburn is the people in red standing in for her lipstick; you’ll see the same with Marilyn Monroe below. But aside from these iconic figures, Alan had some interesting choices for celebrities: Paris Hilton alongside JFK, for one.