Saint David LaChapelle relaxing after his successful opening at Rudolfinum in Prague December 6th 2011. I had the pleasure of attending the opening and taking these photos and also enjoyed meeting David and many other special people. David is one of my favorite photographers and certainly an influence. I could certainly write a lot about him and his work, but if you are interested please click on his name above which will take you to his website and click on David afterwards which will take you to his wikipedia profile. I highly recommend seeing the exhibit here in Prague. It is from the beginning of his work when he worked in his darkroom producing highly charged other world religious... saint-like photos. The exhibit then goes through his different periods up to the present time. Some of the photos are the familiar fashion photos that then transcend to other realities of glamour, fashion, celebrity, sexuality and desire. The end of the world photo series are incredible and hits you. The cut out photos come out of the wall and the floor to actually create a new feeling of image, art and photography. I appreciate Saint David LaChapelle because he really does have original ideas and is not afraid of doing what he believes in. The following photos are captured moments at the opening and the after-party. Please click on links of people below for further information.
Above, Prague performance artist Darina Alster looking up at David LaChapelle's heaven.
Another age looking at another age.
Above, Talented Prague music composer and artist Vladimir Franz atteneding the opening. The photos below were all taken at the after-party at Rudolfinum.