Having worked with a who's who of actors, athletes and entertainers, American photographer David LaChapelle is known as one of the forefront fashion photographers of our time. Never before seen in Australia, the Art Gallery of Ballarat will host a major exhibition of LaChapelle's most famous portraits, fashion shoots, and fine art projects. Getting his start for Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine at just the age of 17, throughout a hugely successful career, LaChapelle has photographed the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Pamela Anderson, David Beckham and Madonna.
Having retired from the fashion industry in 2006, LaChapelle underwent a period of self-discovery, emerging inspired to return to fine art and commentate on social issues facing the world today. This period has seen LaChapelle produce cutting-edge photography that explores consumerism, atonement and salvation, while highlighting themes around contemporary art practice and history.
Showcasing more than 90 of his works, David LaChapelle headlines the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and runs from Saturday, August 19 until Sunday, September 17.
Image: David LaChapelle, Last Supper (2003).