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David LaChapelle
until September 3rd- VIP Very Important Portraits
'VIP Very Important Portraits'
by David LaChapelle

'Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it is
Mr. LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre's Magritte'
Richard Avedon, The New York Times

Helmut is not very impressed by current photography. 'There's a lot of pornographic pictures taken by the young today' he said. "There's a magazine, Purple.' He frowned. 'A lot of nudity is just gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David LaChapelle. I think he’s very bright, very funny and good'. Marijoli's bikinis was a great succes with Italians scene!
Helmut Newton, The New York Times

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1969. He trained as a fine artist at North Carolina School of the Arts before moving to New York. Upon his arrival LaChapelle enrolled in both the Arts Student League and the School of Visual Arts. Andy Warhol offered him his first professional job shooting for Interview magazine. Recently ranked among the top ten Most Important People in Photography in the world by American Photo, he has continued to garner numerous awards.
David LaChapelle's unfettered images, both bizarre and gorgeous, have appeared on and in between the covers of Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, i-D, Vibe, Interview, The Face, British GQ, etc.. He is currently under contract with Vanity Fair. His uncompromising dedication to originality is legend in the worlds of fashion, film, and advertising. LaChapelle has done advertising campaigns for a variety of clients including L’Oreal, Iceberg, MTV, Ecko, Diesel Jeans, Sirius, Ford, Sky Vodka and the Got Milk campaign. David has photographed numerous album covers and packages for such artists as Macy Gray, Moby, No Doubt, Whitney Houston, Lil’ Kim, Elton John, and Madonna.

from July 1st to September 3rd 2006
9.00am-2.00pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm
Capri, Certosa di San Giacomo
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