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.

<

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...

More Articles

FeaturedArticles

  • 16788830_1399804646759626_4686884977315414016_n

    Food & Beverage

    Jun 1, 2017

    IT'S CHEESE, BUT ALSO YOGURT

    Ok, it is cheese and it's called yogurt. As far as we're concerned, it's alright, even because it really looks like yogurt. Regularly, on the markets of food for sportsmen, arise new products and dietary supplements which promise...

  • doTERRA001

    Helthcare & Wellness

    Apr 1, 2017

    BREATHE NATURALLY

    Pretty much each and every one of the cough drops currently available in any supermarket or pharmacy includes several lab grade chemicals, divided amongst sweeteners, artificial colourants and active agents. 

  • GallerySlide1

    Technology

    Jul 1, 2017

    IT'S NOT BIG, IT'S HUGE

    Imagine an airplane which looks like two airplanes glued to each other by the wing. Them add six Pratt & Whitney engines, like the ones used by Boeing 747. The result is 580 tons of weight at maximum takeoff.


  • 42-160319-AFRIC-ESIA-070-credit-Deakin-University

    Science & Nature

    Aug 1, 2017

    CLEARDRUM SILK IMPLANT LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY

    Revolutionary techniques are reshaping the world in every area and every subject. When we look around, we see all sorts of proposals and gadgets to fulfil the needs we didn't know were needed.

  • epo15_Jonkers-0322_9F0C9396E8DC4F75A713C3D05913F5AB

    Science & Nature

    Jun 1, 2017

    A technological leap

    Buildings and structures that can, by magic, completely regenerate the cracks caused by pressure, changes in temperature or humidity? What was a science fiction scenario only a few years ago is already a reality thanks to the invention...

  • Cogumelos01

    Food & Beverage

    May 1, 2017

    From Waste to Gourmet

    Alex Villeneuve, only 21 years old and near his graduation as master beer brewer on the Olds College, realizing the amount of waste (what's left of barley after the fermentation required for beer brewing) whose only faith was the...


  • 5

    Home & Design

    Aug 1, 2015

    The beauty of handcrafted wood

    Conceiving and producing bespoke furniture is not easy. The amount of manual labour involved, the customization of all pieces and the answer to the client's needs make these pieces absolutely unique, and MacMaster reflects all that on...

  • Kitesurf_jump_aerial-[┬®-wikipedia]

    Sport

    May 1, 2016

    FLYING OVER THE WATER

    Kitesurfing, like any sport that is taken to the extreme, may become dangerous. Considered to be a combination of many sports, kitesurfing has turned into a new kind of extreme sport. Let us examine what equipment exists for the safe...

  • 1. Research-Graphene-New Functions, New Horizons

    Research & Education

    Feb 1, 2018

    NEW FUNCTIONS, NEW HORIZONS

    We've already written, about the emerging miracle material called graphene in this magazines' pages. It has proven itself to be the most amazing of all the new materials and science discoveries. And it seems like we didn't even start...