Good News For Modern Man! Interview with top photographer David LaChapelle

Groninger Museum
David LaChapelle talks about his development as a photographer and his new photographic series New World in conversation with museum director Andreas Blühm.
David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle (Hartford, Connecticut, 1963) began showing his work in New York City galleries In the mid 1980’s and soon after was offered a job by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine. With his unique approach to image making and groundbreaking vision, the photographer expanded the genre of photography through his widely recognizable staged pictures.

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David LaChapelle (b. 1963) started his illustrious career taking pictures for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. His innovative approach quickly established LaChapelle as one of the world’s most influential photographers. His spectacular, colourful, and often controversial portraits of celebrities have become iconic archetypes of our generation.

This first large-scale solo museum show in the Netherlands will feature more than 70 works, highlighting areas of the artist’s oeuvre, from portraiture, still life, landscapes and tableaux. This comprehensive survey also introduces LaChapelle’s latest series, New World, in which he attempts to photograph the unphotographable - in a future quest for paradise.

LaChapelle: Good News For Modern Man on view in the Groninger Museum 21 April - 28 October 2018

Video credits

  • Camera, direction, broadcast: Casting Crew Groningen
  • Production management live stream & online: Annetje de Boo
  • Ondertiteling: Leonie Bröring
  • Light & Sound: Lichtpunt Groningen
  • Event management artist talk: Saskia van Hijum
  • Floormanagers artist talk: Tommy Voortman & Rian Vriend
  • Facility artist talk: Frank Havinga
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