Photographer Uses Children to Brilliantly Re-create 6 Famous Images of Pop-Culture Icons

You pour money into lessons and classes. You can practice until you’re hoarse, sore and unable to walk another step. You can have connections and charm and money. But if you don’t have it, you’re probably out of luck.

It’s hard to say why some people shoot to superstardom while others languish in the wings. But icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Madonna and Elvis Presley got to where they were (and, in some cases, still are) by a mixture of all of the above, with a little je ne sais quois thrown in for good measure. You can try to learn from them and emulate them, but there’s a reason they are who they are — because they’re simply the best at what they do.

With the help of makeup artist Boriana Karan, photographer April Maciborka recreated six famous photographs of some of pop culture’s biggest icons — using children. The images brilliantly capture the attitude, soul and star power of some of the most famous names and faces of the 70 years — and doing it with children adds a layer of humanity and conscience to the final product.

Take a look:


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All images used with permission from April Maciborka

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