Remember when VHS copies of Hellraiser were turning up on bus shelters? Cult American photographer David LaChapelle is at it too now. He's eschewed typical practice and opted to exhibit some of his latest work outside the confines of a gallery and where everyone can see them: the tops of bus shelters in the middle of London.
Ten photographs from his new show Land Scape are currently sitting pretty on bus stop roofs between Aldwych and Trafalgar Square. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Annin Arts and Transport for London, which gave a similar platform to another iconic photographer, Juergen Teller, in February this year.
For Annin Arts director George Annin, selecting LaChapelle as the follow-up artist to Teller was a no-brainer. "LaChapelle is one of the most iconic photographers of our time," explained Annin. "His influence on popular culture is undeniable."
The American photographer exploded onto the art scene with his surreal and provocative shots of pop culture icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Tupac Shakur and Jeff Koons. In Land Scape, LaChapelle explores the surreal heights of the global oil industry in signature hyper-glossy style.
So if you fancy checking out LaChapelle's images of oil refineries and gas stations, just top up your Oyster and make sure you get a windowseat on the top deck. The exhibition starts at Bus Stop R near Somerset House and runs until 22 September.