The weekly give away this week is an incredible book from one of the most visually stimulating photographers of our time:
David LaChapelle: Heaven to Hell
David LaChapelle by Sam Taylor-Wood 2002
From the Taschen website:
â€œThe only link between Andy Warhol and J-Lo.â€ â€”GQ, London, on David LaChapelle
LaChapelle Heaven to Hell is the long-awaited third volume in an exhilarating trilogy that began with LaChapelle Land (1996) and continued with the infamous Hotel LaChapelle (1999). Packed with astonishing, color-saturated, and provocative images, those titles both became instant collectorâ€™s items and have since gone through multiple printings. Featuring almost twice as many images as its predecessors, LaChapelle Heaven to Hell is an explosive compilation of new work by the visionary photographer. Since the publication of Hotel LaChapelle, the strength of LaChapelleâ€™s work lies in its ability to focus the lens of celebrity and fashion toward more pressing issues of societal concern.
From his website:
American Photo July / August 2006
â€œAstonishing career into prespective.â€
The Guardian April 2005
â€œWhat his photographs are really about is “escaping reality”, by “creating a new reality”
Flaunt Magazine Issue#65 2005
â€œLaChapelleâ€™s kinetic, intimate Rizeâ€
Interview October 2004
â€œLetter from the editor, Ingrid Sischyâ€
New York Times July 2004
â€œThe Declare Yourself campaign ventures far into the territory of hipdomâ€
Business Wire July 2004
â€œSpots directed by David LaChapelle to engage and inspire young voters.â€
New York Times May 2004
â€œBritney has a bad dream for our sinsâ€
The Face May 2004
â€œLaChapelleâ€™s mantra is â€œnever shoot a simply sexy picture.â€
New York Times January 2004
â€œOn the menu at Sundanceâ€
The Face January 2004
â€œDavid LaChapelle has moved way beyond simple point â€˜nâ€™ click.â€
Las Vegas Review Journal October 2003
â€œIt’s not just going to be over the top and crazy.”
Stance Magazine June 2003
Oh I know: it may not be your taste. But if you don’t know his work you are missing out on a huge artist of our time.
It’s a book you want. Heck, I want.
Ok no fair. I already ordered one for myself.
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