LaChapelle’s Earth Laughs In Flowers. The Photographer’s Take on Baroque Still Lives.

David LaChappelle The Earth Laughs In Flowers
above: Lovers (detail) by David LaChapelle

In this new series of ten works photographer David LaChapelle, best known for his wild and elaborate fashion photography, he explores the vanity of life and beauty. With titles such as “Springtime”, “Late Summer”, “Early Fall” and “Deathless Winter” the works refer to the four seasons and allude to the life cycle: from birth to death. A contemporary take on the still life paintings of Flemish and Italian masters, these ornate florals contain references to present day culture and humanity, such as cigarette butts, Barbies, junk food, toys and telephones. (more…)

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The Unusual & Beautiful Photography of Shoji Uchida

Shoji Uchida photography

Photographer and cinematographer, Shoji Uchida, has an eye for the unusual. Born in 1969, he became an award-winning photographer in 1993 and creates commercial, editorial and advertising photography that is both striking and stunningly composed. He has shot for many well-known brands including Nike, Apple, Toyota, Uniqlo, Nintendo, American Express and Sony. (more…)

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