Photo: Claire Folger
Hair: Maricruz Polito
Makeup: Claudia Moriel
Cindy Crawford, Grace Kelly, Claudia Schiffer and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the famous female entertainers portrayed by actress and model Andria Blackman as part of the Icon Recreation Project. The Kingston resident spent two years and countless hours working with acclaimed photographers, makeup artists and hairstylists on the charitable photography project. Executed with great attention to detail, the new photographs look astonishingly similar to the originals.
“The idea for the Icon Recreation Project began with my desire to create something of my own,” says Blackman. “I have such an enthusiasm for life, art and creation, and these images all dip into my soul in some way or another.” Blackman selected 12 iconic images to recreate and collaborated with 12 different photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists. Everyone involved donated their time and services to the project, which benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.
Blackman’s father, Peter Blackman, captured her recreation of Farrah Fawcett. Her mother, Nancy Blackman, helped recreate many of the infamous fashions depicted in each scenario, pouring through clothing racks at consignment shops and even sewing scraps of fabric and fur together to replicate a costume worn by Raquel Welch in the 1966 film “One Million Years B.C.”
With numerous print and film credits to her name, Blackman is used to getting into character. She’s done stunt work on television shows like “The Big C” and the movies “Ghostbusters,” “Ted 2” and “Year by The Sea.” She also had acting roles in movies like “The Way, Way Back,” which starred actor Steve Carell, and appears in an upcoming release called “Chappaquiddick.” Images from the Icon Recreation Project will appear in a 2018 charitable photo calendar. For more information, visit andriablackman.com or facebook.com/recreationiconproject.