This David LaChapelle Series is Stunning and Sends a Message

By: Farida Helmy - Jul 20, 2014
References: davidlachapelle & designfaves
Turning mundane everyday materials into stunning small-scale oil factories, this new David LaChapelle series portrays the famous photographer's change of heart. Having made his name in the industry by photographing A-List celebrities and high fashion shoots, the latest David LaChapelle series is unexpected because the photography guru chose to turn his lens to the issue of environmental activism.

For the ‘Land Scape’ series, the photographer teamed up with Hollywood movie prop people to transform everyday materials like candy wrappers, cardboard, egg crates and hair rollers into beautifully detailed minuscule models of oil refineries. Shot in the same style LaChapelle applies to his other fashion work -- garish lighting and a hyper-saturated look -- the photography series shines a light on how humans consume fossil fuels.