Creating in your face art with unconventional messages, David LaChapelle is a name widely known in the fashion and photography industries.
He has captured the glimpses on camera of numerous well-known celebrities, in ways that are never dull and are always intriguing, to say the least.
The past decade the talented eyes behind the camera have been concentrating on more artistic feats and less commercial works.
He has developed a series of images made from commonplace but unusually displayed items. Titled Land Scape, everyday objects work together to form models of unbelievably detailed constructions. Things like cardboard, cans, cups, straws, aluminum foil, phones and a variety of plastic pieces and containers are used in the scenes.
At first glance the structures and shapes seem like nothing unusual in a modern day industrial society, but looking a little closer reveals what actually makes up the works.
Places like gas stations, factories, power plants and oil refineries are put in the spotlight. The theme from the Land Scape collection offers a complex look at these man made places. The sceneries crafted by the artist are captivatingly both bright and enigmatic at the same time.
An interview with The Huffington Post explores the artist’s newest exhibit:
After they are painstakingly pulled together, the in-studio creations are photographed in various outdoor shots. The lighting in conjunction with the colorful items and smoky backdrop gives the pictures an interesting presentation that provides a gloomy look at society, modernization and an atmosphere of pollution.
All images are via David LaChapelle.
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