Monday, February 14, 2011

A Garden of Earthly Delights: David Lachapelle

This is my favorite photographer of all times. In the dictionary, they should put his name as a synonym of "Explicit". He has photographed all imaginable celebrities, shot for every important magazine and published the most amazing books. He has directed music videos for Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Moby (definitely not Rihanna's S&M Video) and a long list of etceteras.
He works with the obsession for pop culture and takes it to the extreme. He reinvented kitsch and every picture narrates a story of the times we're living in. Sexuality,  desire, idolization, nudity, hedonism, rawness, glamour and decadence, happiness and despair, the ruin of capitalism and Lady Gaga for instance. There's a lot to say about him and his work, but I'll let you make your own judgement. I'll leave you here some pictures taken for Flaunt Magazine and its "Eden" Editorial. For your fucked up brain: David Lachapelle.

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