Why now? Was this memoir something you’d always wanted to do? I had no intention of writing this. I play tennis with Michael Stone [who co-wrote the book] and he wanted to write something about CalArts, exploring the preponderance of young precocious people who show up at one place at one time. He interviewed a lot Read More
Known for its combination of old world preppiness and new world money, Palm Beach has captivated Americans since the early 1900s. From Worth Avenue to the Billionaires’ Row, from Gloria Guinness to Donald Trump, Palm Beach is an island with an undeniable history, and a complicated one at that. Stunning images in Spirit exemplify the Read More
David LaChapelle built his career around photographing celebrities, but this month, he is swapping live subjects for their broken, wax counterparts.
When the National Wax Museum in Dublin was broken into in 2009, the perpetrators vandalized the celebrity figures, leaving behind piles of shattered Hollywood faces and bodies. “I saw the heads in the first wax museum in Dublin and knew instantly I wanted to photograph them as a series,” says LaChapelle, who went on to state his preference for all things fake. “I’ve always been drawn to facsimiles, for instance I like the replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas more than the actual one, or celebrity look-alikes, fakeness versus authenticity.” Read More