© David LaChapelle.
Photographer David LaChapelle will be presenting a keynote, “Artist or Artless?” at PDN’s Photo Plus Expo on Friday Oct. 26 at the Javits Center. “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.
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.