The photographic project ICONIC began in 2016 and evolved since then into a huge work of art and passion.

With the help of a fashion designer Lucie Vervellea and a visual and make-up artist Joris Souris, I was able to recreate with innovation and accuracy more than 150 photos of artistic and historic figures who shaped the world as we know it.

In order to make the project flawless, artistic and physiognomic skills were required but also historic and biographic knowledge on each icon.

Here's a mesmerizing glimpse of this work down below. You can also check out my work on the website below and even pre-order the book here.

More info: exposition-iconic.com

#1

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

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J. Pell
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2 years ago

Cobain, a male Ophelia, drifting on a river of melancholy and madness. Beautiful work.

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#2

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

wow....almost 9 years since he's been gone

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#3

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

wow, he looks like chris martin.

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#4

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Kawaii Panda
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2 years ago

That dress. BEAUTIFUL!

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#5

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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Erin Tyl
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2 years ago

This one is my a fav!!!

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#6

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

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J. Pell
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2 years ago

“...take a piece of my heart. My friends and I were camping and mourned her death by the quiet lake, watching the campfire as it slowly died.

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#7

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

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Kawaii Panda
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2 years ago

Omigosh that really looks like her

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#8

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Self portrait

#9

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Em B
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2 years ago

Brilliant choice in MY opinion! He did math even in the toilet! That's not so hard to believe...

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#10

Twiggy

Twiggy

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Margot Piasecka
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2 years ago

Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. Twiggy was a true sign of changing time.

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#11

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

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Allana Rose
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2 years ago

Excellent capture of the madness in his eyes!

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#12

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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Allana Rose
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2 years ago

YES! Spot on likeness! This is so her!

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#13

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

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Kawaii Panda
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2 years ago

Oh I love him!

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#14

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

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Shiva Dheva
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2 years ago

The staging is also wonderful!

#15

Napoléon

Napoléon

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Jamie Holtsclaw
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2 years ago

I actually love this. His posture, the clouds in the background. Very thoughtful piece.

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#16

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

white gloves would have been a dramatic touch. Still, a powerful image though.

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#17

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Allana Rose
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2 years ago

This is a very powerful visual and a deep statement on Elizabeth's power and beauty if the day.

#18

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

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Desi Platias
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2 years ago

great photo

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#19

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Devin Robinson
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2 years ago

ground control to major tom...

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#20

Olivia Newton & John Travolta

Olivia Newton & John Travolta

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Lara B.
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2 years ago

Wait?? You wanna tell me that this is not the real John Travolta? Wow!! This looks soooo like him!!!

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#21

Madonna

Madonna

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Kawaii Panda
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2 years ago

Like a virgin

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#22

Louis Xiv

Louis Xiv

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Anna Brandigi
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2 years ago

"haha what a riot" -louis xiv

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#23

Maria Callas

Maria Callas

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J. Pell
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2 years ago

The definition of “Brava!”

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#24

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Hari Onago
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2 years ago

The model looks like that singer Ariana Grande, but she is hardly iconic, unlike Hepburn.

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#25

James Dean

James Dean

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#26

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

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Em B
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2 years ago

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE JIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome job bringing him back!

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#27

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Model has her beautiful coloring

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#28

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

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BusLady
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2 years ago

This looks like a painting! Wow!

#29

Mohamed Ali

Mohamed Ali

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

The greatest!

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#30

Jeanne D'arc

Jeanne D'arc

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

I could be wrong, but my humble opinion is that this is not an accurate representation of the spirit of Jeanne D'arc. Fishnets? Really? This is the only one of these I didn't care for though.

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#31

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Spot on!

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#32

Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

one thing that amused me is ants pubes 😂

#33

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Allana Rose
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2 years ago

Nope. Doesn't not do MM justice although it is a pretty picture of whomever this girl is.

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#34

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

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Holly Amara
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2 years ago

Wow!! Dead ringer for Nina Simone

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#35

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

flawless.

#36

Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince

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Kawaii Panda
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2 years ago

YYYYYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

#37

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

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Kc Nordquist
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2 years ago

OK, wanna pull that zipper the rest of the way down....

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#38

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

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Kc Nordquist
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2 years ago

She looks a little too elfish and knowing, Alice is supposed to be innocent and perhaps a touch naive.

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#39

Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent

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Margot Piasecka
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2 years ago

Pretty interesting. Like it. The look and the pose. Really good.

#40

Jesus De Nazareth

Jesus De Nazareth

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

I'm sad for the people that were offended, but giiiiiiiilllls, I just found religion...

Paul Osborne
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2 years ago

But a man objectifying a woman is unacceptable?

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Allana Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Jesus was NOT a Hollywood stud muffin, body builder or any other kind of icon! If this was just a pic of a regular man, I would have liked it.

Anna Brandigi
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2 years ago

well the photographer isn't exactly making this for you

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ivan bolitekurac
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2 years ago

Funny how you will N E V E R se posts like this with allah

Tobi He
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2 years ago

Might be a tad difficult to do that with a beeing that is described as invisible.

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Kc Nordquist
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2 years ago

I never thought of Jesus doing nudies.

Megan
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2 years ago

I don't think it's too insulting, just pretty humorous

Aila Dionisio
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok, this is really good, but why is he naked?

Megan
Community Member
2 years ago

Well he was naked on the cross

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

Seriously though, who's to say that Jesus won't come back like that?

Desi Platias
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2 years ago

wow cool JC

Ivy Pearce
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait wait wait... This is meant to be funny, at no disrespect, just for a laugh and/or chuckle, then move on.

Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I think jesus would never tatoo his body and would always cover more

Edward LePontney
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's absolutely stunning! More human like which is what he was - human. Although not a middle eastern type, it still is quite remarkable! I see no disrespect at all. Kudos!

Jess Nin-sted
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh get a grip. Free speech is free, you can't put a limit to it. And nothing here is disrespectful.

BusLady
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2 years ago

I'm not comfortable with Jesus being depicted as sexy. So inapropriate

Akowei Benjamin
Community Member
2 years ago

This is out right despect for the Christian faith free speech has its limits. You won't try this with other religion without receiving backlash

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
2 years ago

free speech is free speech. you have the right to be offended, but the artist isn't (legally) doing anything wrong

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

sorry, but please don't.

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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2 years ago

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This is sacrilegious in the extreme. If This was Mohammed this "Photographer" would be getting death threats by now.

Anna Brandigi
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2 years ago

ok bitch damn

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Nick Olson
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2 years ago

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Trying to turn this into a War On Xtianity? Xtians murdered Millions on their rise from an obscure Jewish sect. You'll never wash all the blood off your hands. Your "High Cosmic Muffin" was a middle-eastern Jew, not a European white dude. I don't care who/what/when/where/why you follow your chosen Path. The Paths of others are simply none of your business. Grow up and shut up.

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#41

Juliette Gréco

Juliette Gréco

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BusLady
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2 years ago

2 different stages of her life. Very nice.

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#42

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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Margot Piasecka
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2 years ago

It looks like a plastic doll. No charisma, no expression ... sigh ... what a pity, Elvis is dead

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#43

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

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#44

Evita

Evita

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

Nice pic, but it looks more like the portrayal of Madonna's portrayal of Evita than Evita herself.

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#45

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

there are so many doppelganger of Johnny in France....

#46

Prince

Prince

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Desi Platias
Community Member
2 years ago

NO

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#47

Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

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Margot Piasecka
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2 years ago

Sorry not the LEAST resemblance ... and not even 0.1 percent of this fabulous womans charisma ... I'm sure the artist could do better 😊

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