Ken Hermann’s Hollyweird – a photographer Based in Copenhagen

It did not take to long for Ken Hermann, a photographer Based in Copenhagen, to realize that Hollywood boulevard was not just full of stars but also gold, that is right my friends, “Hollyweird” is pure gold.

Ken Hermann's Hollyweird
Ken Hermann’s Hollyweird

Ken Hermann saw the potential in all those lookalikes impersonators and iconic cartoon characters from the streets of Hollywood and puts them in everyday situations, Hermann wants to show us their personal and private lives.

Ken Hermann's Hollyweird
Ken Hermann’s Hollyweird

“After talking to several of the impersonators it became clear to me that many of them are, or once were, pursuing the American dream of becoming someone special and famous.”

Ken Hermann's Hollyweird
Ken Hermann’s Hollyweird

“The success of the street characters wasn’t about being the most perfect look alike — it also depended upon acting as the most hyped or popular characters or maybe just having a funny or crazy attitude.”

Ken Hermann's Hollyweird
Ken Hermann’s Hollyweird

This series captures  something very intimate and somehow melancholic in the live of these characters, we can see them after show where the street’s atmosphere that sorround them is gone, they are alone with their thoughts.

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Glenn Astete-Ortega

Glenn Astete-Ortega was born in the 20th century, during his childhood he used to play in the backyard, run across the country fields, climb trees and throw rocks into the river. Glenn was also a media-kid, he used to watch Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Transformers and He-Man. In those wild days pre-internet his favorite reading was horror comic books such as Dr. Mortis and Tales from the Crypt. He got interested in media when he and his sister made their first podcast on an old radio cassette player, Glenn was just nine years old. In the early 21st century he got a degree in journalism and moved to the big city, where he had to deal with the escalators, subway, big buildings and the noise. After a few years working as an advertising producer, Glenn moved to Sweden and it was there he began his new adventure as a Web editor, and sales manager at the Azaria Magazine.

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