David Lachapelle – Fotografias – Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art
Anyone floating around in Santiago kicking tyres should make an effort to pop into this exhibition. David LaChapelle Fotografias is only on for a few more days.
LaChapelle has long been at the top of my “Most Admired” list. Discovered by Andy Warhol in the 80’s he worked in advertising with many prestigious fashion brands as well directing music videos for well know Pop Stars (think Britney Spears, Moby and Elton John).
A change of direction from the advertising world has seen LaChapelle become fascinated with art history. His images are bold, flaymboyant and extravagant mixing still life with popular culture and sometimes his own message on human consumption. My personal favourite is his Landscape series 2013. I hear some photographs from this series are included.