David LaChapelle

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Give Beauty Back   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
ORLAN, Lillian Bassman, Gilles Bensimon, Erwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, William Claxton, Chuck Close, Michel Comte, Patrick Demarchelier, Mary Ellen Mark, Greg Gorman, Jean-Paul Goude, Lauren Greenfield, Philippe Halsman, Horst, Lynn Johnson, David LaChapelle, Paul Lange, Robert Maxwell, Nino Muñoz, Leonard Nimoy, Man Ray, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Norman Jean Roy, Martin Schoeller, Andres Serrano, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, Tyen, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, Carrie Mae Weems at Annenberg Space for Photography May 21st, 2011 - November 27th, 2011
Posted 6/6/11
A couple of years back, the New Yorker ran a profile of a person who is usually hidden from the public but who perhaps has a wider handle and power on how we see than any artist or optometrist. He is the best in the world, sought after by both artists like Philip-Lorca DiCorcia as well as almost every high profile magazine, and his job is a simple one, to make people look “better,” more beautiful by tweaking the tragedy of the image that was actually captured by the camera. It is Pascal... [more]
– In 2006 David LaChapelle did something he never imagined he would do: say no to Madonna. It was a decision that would trigger a profound and positive change in his life. After that the legendary photographer of celebrities stepped away from the commercial world and moved off the grid to a retreat in Maui with visions of farming. There were more pictures in him, he knew, but he didn’t think galleries and museums were an option. That changed when his long-time friend and production manager,... [more]
History in 3-D   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
David LaChapelle at Tony Shafrazi Gallery September 12th, 2008 - October 24th, 2008
Posted 9/28/08
If this exhibition came with a sound track it would be a remix of everything we hate to hear but can’t stop ourselves from humming. It’s beautiful and glossy like the celebrity portraits David LaChapelle made his name on, and as vulgar and gluttonous as any tabloid could ever hope to be. But isn’t this what we secretly love about our media? Don’t we all secretly rejoice in watching the ugly humanity emerge from our glitzy demi-god celebrities? It makes them more human, more like us, full of... [more]
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