Culture & Art

Apr 1, 2017

THE FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER

Daring, shocking, vibrant, without fear, without the worry of being accepted or rejected, but always with the desire to leave us speechless when face-to-face with his art. Thus is this American, born 11 of March 1963, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Since his first picture, of his mom Helga, bearing a Martini close to a balcony, he got fascinated by cameras and pictures, dedicating totally, literally, his life to the art.

His first professional job came up even before he ended High School, by the hand of iconic Andy Warhol, for Interview Magazine. After that, he just gathered world known magazines titles to his curriculum: Rolling Stone, Vogue, Playboy, Vanity Fair...

And, along with the magazine titles, he added famous people: Tupac Sakur, Eminem, Madonna, Lance Armstrong, Uma Thurman, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Muhammad Ali, Pamela Anderson, Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton... just to mention "some".

The work is branded by strong colours, along with the major influence, in equal dose, of surrealism and Pop Art.

Always with a huge load of humour and provocation, the appliance he constantly makes of the nude, partial or integral, lead Helmut Newton (another renown international photographer), to say, of his work "nudity is often gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David Lachapelle. I think he is bright, very fun and very good".

Considered as a cult photographer, his recent work as also been classified with a strong aggressive and erotic charge. And he confesses he feels nothing attracted to the recent photography trends, such as computer worked photography: "this people doesn't like their own bodies because they don't have a body. Physical people without interest for themselves. They don't drink. Don't smoke. Eat primitive hamburgers. Don't do drugs. Don't dance. They don't even have a sex life".

The world of David Lachapelle is a universe outside reality. It is not by chance he is considered the "Fellini of the 21st century".

Avid consumer of Pop art and culture, David Lachapelle is also attracted to art history, frequently evoking Renaissance's compositions and artwork.

Back in the 1990's, he expanded his activities and got his head into cinematography. Among other videoclips he produced and directed we can count on work with Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Robbie Williams, The Dandy Warhols, Mariah Carey, Norah Jones, Blink 182, Elton John, Avril Lavigne, Moby, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, The Vines, Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine and No Doubt.

And also in the advertising world, his videos have been making all the difference. Even taking risk of making this theme into a long list, it is not to be neglected or ignored: Pepsi, Estée Lauder, Volvo, Levi's, Diesel, Cox Sport, Phillip Morris, Camel...

He has already many books and photographic albums published, with highlight for "Heaven to Hell" and "Artists and Prostitutes".

Exposes his work rather frequently in the all world, but always in the most iconic galleries and museums.

And, done with talking, his work speaks for itself...

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