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From a bikini-clad beauty queen to grabbing 'em by the p****: Most shocking moments of Donald Trump's presidential campaign are re-imagined in series of disturbing pictures.





Promise Kept / Locker Room series

Images of a bikini-clad beauty queen called 'Miss Housekeeping' and a literal interpretation of ‘p****gate’ are among the disturbing photographs depicting the most shocking moments of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

In a series titled ‘Locker Room,’ New York-based Canadian photographer Jean Malek used extras from Montreal to create photographs that sum up the ‘surreal’ nature of the billionaire businessman’s bid for the White House.

Malek said he wanted to create the photographs to document for posterity what he described as an ‘unprecedented’ and ‘entertaining’ campaign.

‘It’s like reality TV, it’s surreal. I don’t think we will ever see a campaign like this again,’ Malek told DailyMail.com.


We’ll make it great / Locker Room series

“The pictures include one called 'Miss Housekeeping' featuring a beauty queen wearing a Mexico sash”



Miss Housekeeping / Locker Room series

In ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ Malek references Trump’s abuse of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who is Venezuelan.

And by draping the beautiful woman wearing a sash bearing the word Mexico at the feet of a man, Malek gives a subtle nod to another group Trump has repeatedly offended during his campaign.

Then there’s the toddler in a Captain America outfit playing with a semi-automatic rifle called ‘Second Amendment.’


Second Amendment / Locker Room series

“Another one is a provocative and literal interpretation of the comments Trump made in hot mic tape ”



Respecting Woman / Locker Room series

And of course, there’s the most disturbing photograph of all – called #GHBTP – in which a man wearing Trump’s signature red tie gropes a woman’s genitals.

It refers, of course, to the infamous 2005 hot mic tape in which Trump was caught boasting to Billy Bush that he can ‘grab [women] by the p****’ without consent because he’s a celebrity – which he later dismissed as ‘locker room talk.’

‘After the tape, I thought “this is getting ridiculous.” I think seeing the image is just as shocking as hearing the words,’ Malek added.



#GTBTP / Locker Room series


Photography & Art Direction

 Jean Malek

Set designer

Laetitia Combebias

Assisted by

Jennifer-Lynn Christie
Julien Cloutier Labbé
Sarah Cloutier Labbé

Stylist

Izabel Soucy

Makeup & Hair

Marianne Caron

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Awards

GRAND PRIZE
2017 Lux photography competition


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