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David LaChapelle pushes his colours to new extremes while reinventing the vivid palette that is uniquely his.

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David Lachapelle was born in Connecticut, north Carolina in 1968. He studied at the art student's league and north Carolina school of arts. at age of 19, Mr. LaChapelle went to New York where he met Andy Warhol. He began his photography career created by Warhol. David LaChapelle is a photographer who tends to create his own visionary world, rather than reproduce what's visible in the world, a photography style that can be compared to no one. David LaChapelle has evolved his photography into an idiosyncratic and highly personal combination of reportage and surrealism. Lachapelle is one of photography's brightest stars, bringing high intensity, larger than life images to the pages of magazines worldwide (as I-D, arena, the New York time magazine, rolling stones, vogue, the face, the London Sunday times and vanity fair) ...read more.

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The article in the magazine was based on hip-hop music, and the pictures David LaChapelle created were extremely intense and eye-catching. The surface to his pictures either links completely to the person or he creates pictures with the opposite effect. For example the picture of Lil' Kim as a Barbie doll is the opposite of the way she is portrayed. When taking pictures of Hip-hop music most often the set of the pictures and the style reflects the artists' music. On many occasions in these pictures you see surfaces on top of the artist, which correspond to the message they project. For instance the graffiti on top of Eminem is the type of setting you would familiarise with him because of his music and image whereas is he was ...read more.

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Hip-hop's pervasive influence can be seen probably most clearly in fashion. Hip-hop is often called rap music; it originated in New York's Bronx district in the early Seventies. At London's Proud Galleries there is an exhibition called Hip-Hop Immortals with photographs of 100 of the most influential artists. The hip-hop community argues that it was society and not hip-hop that bred racism, sexism and homophobia - the merely write about what they around them. The issues of race and class preoccupy many hip-hop performers. When I went to the gallery the photographs in the exhibition reminds you of the extent of hip-hop's influence. David LaChapelle pushes his colours to new extremes while reinventing the vivid palette that is uniquely his. Lachapelle is one of photography's brightest stars, bringing high intensity, larger than life images to the pages of magazines worldwide. ...read more.

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