“In his series Earth Laughs in Flowers, “LaChapelle conveys the obsessions and compulsions of his own time. On the compositional level, things are not arranged neatly in front of us, in order to enable us to decipher them. There is much overlapping, and photography has been extended to include the technique of collage. LaChapelle is always concerned with the “that-has-been” of photography. Despite all subsequent editing, his presentations must have existed, even if only for a brief instant.” – Kristin Schrader.
“Mr. Avedon said of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it was Mr. LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre’s Magritte... Mr. LaChapelle is certain to influence a new generation of photographers in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.” Amy Spindler, The New York Times, June 17, 1997
“A lot of nudity is just gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David LaChapelle. I think he’s very bright, very funny and good.” Helmut Newton, The New York Times, November 16, 1999
“Mr. LaChapelle’s work: simple-minded, unserious, gimmicky and slick.” Guy Trebay, The New York Times, May 27, 2011
LaChapelle’s exhibit “Still Life” opens at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York on November 27 and runs through January 19, 2013. His exhibit “Burning Beauty” at Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm is on view from November 30, 2012 through March 3, 2013.
PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the most important event in the photo industry. Gain inspiration and knowledge from some of the greatest photographers and imaging experts in the world. This year we are welcoming world renowned photographer and artist David LaChapelle. His seminar, "David LaChapelle: Artist or Artless?" will be held on Friday Oct 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
All levels are welcome. To register PDN Photo Plus Expo
Location: Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Friday Oct 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
David LaChapelle is sponsored by PHASEONE