David LaChapelle

Free Consultation, Surgery Story
New York, DETOUR, 1997

"My pictures are about getting as far away from reality as possible. Dreams should be part of our everyday life." -DLaC

These glossy and synthetic images show the influence of film makers like Tim Burton and Ridley Scott. Helmut Newton and Frederico Fellini lurk behind the curtain. Digital retouching is enlisted to polish the surfaces, saturate the color, and drop in details.