With our new snapshot section, I find myself looking for and getting familiar with some of the world’s best fashion photographers. David LaChapelle stands out from the pack as he mixes religious and political messages with pop icons, exposing–in technicolor–the glorification of celebrity and the inconsistencies between what we claim to believe and what we do.
When I heard there was a Dave LaChapelle exhibit in Paris, I hurried down to Monnaie de Paris to see what was what:
This eye catching shot of Alek Wek:
This memorable portrait of Tupac Shakur:
And many many more:
His art pushes the envelope yet remains beautiful and thought provoking.
Read more about LaChapelle at his website, www.davidlachapelle.com.