David LaChapelle: in Vanity Fair

January 24, 2014

Fine-art and commercial photographer David LaChapelle has captured everything from Paris Hilton to Jesus as a “homeboy” in his brilliant, candy-colored images. His latest body of work, “Land Scape,” shifts into a new focus for him: peak oil and culture’s excessive waste of its by-products. Creating elaborate sets from cardboard and recycled materials, such as hair curlers and egg cartons, LaChapelle transported the scale models to Maui and the coastlines of California to create and photograph dazzling scenes of man-made structures tarnishing their surroundings. The collection of photographs, made up of two series called Refineries and Gas Stations, is currently on display at the Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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