Disney Fan Takes on Leibovitz’s Dream Portraits With His Own Series


Becky Meza poses as the villainess Ursula from “The Little Mermaid.”

Meet Duy Truong, he’s a photographer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a passion for Disney. Inspired by Annie Leibovitz’s Dream Portrait series she did for Disney, he decided he could do his own tribute version after thinking the series had ceased after her portrait with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

So he assembled his crew of Disney obsessed friends, some props and costumes, and did some location scouting. The result is absolutely magical. Even though Leibovitz has returned with new Dream Portraits for Disney Parks, I’m delighted to see how well Duy captured the essence of the series.

I’m very pleased to be presenting the world premier of the most recent photos from Duy. Here are two pieces featuring local actress Anneliese Banks as Alice. I love the touch of the hidden mickey in the second one. (click on each image to view it in larger size.)

Here’s one of my favorites “When You Never Forget”, with Raphael “Raffi” Mikelstein portraying Christopher Robin.

More wonderful images in this series below the jump:

Toren Galardi poses as the youg King Arthur. This is the scene where Arthur was transformed back into a human being after an adventure as a squirrel.

Serena Concepcion poses as the Enchantress from Beauty and the Beast

Gabe Jorge poses as Gaston

Paige Swalley poses as the Sprite from the “Firebird” segment in “Fantasia 2000.”

You can’t really see it in the photo above, but check out the detail in this photo:

See more photos from the set over on Flickr, where Duy shares the secrets of each shoot. Then explore Duy’s other work where he plays with some other fairy tales. Good stuff.

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14 Responses to Disney Fan Takes on Leibovitz’s Dream Portraits With His Own Series

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  3. AJ says:

    Awesome capture, John!! What a cool series!

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  7. Tim Lewis says:

    What I like about this photo series is its whimsical selection of properties and characters, which largely would never even register on Disney’s corporate radar at this point. That’s what I liked so much about working at Disney Publishing Worldwide for ten years. We had the entire breadth and depth of Disney Animated Classics to work with at any point in time, not just when a property was pulled out of the “Vault” to rehash on the latest video distribution technology for another lazy and greedy revenue grab… ;-)

  8. Dionne Newton says:

    These are fabulous I love it

  9. Duy says:

    I wonder who took these?!

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