posted by: Sam
I’ve been a fan of David LaChapelle‘s work for quite some time now, and I finally broke down and purchased his book Hotel LaChapelle yesterday. What was I waiting for? The book is gorgeous, humorous and over the top… much like the way I choose to describe myself. Take a look:
See? Amazing, right?! Well, there’s more. While still in the photography section of the bookstore, another book jumped off the shelf and begged me to take it home. After thumbing through just a handful of pages, I had no other choice.
Pierre et Gilles are both artistic and romantic partners who began creating their striking erotic/religious/controversial works in the 1970’s. I spent a good portion of the evening last night with this book, and realized I have seen quite a few of their photographs over the years, I just had no clue whom the artists were. I learned the duo were solely responsible for building their sets, all photography and all retouching. Color me impressed.