MUSÉE MAGAZINE talks with artist/photographer David LaChapelle
What inspired this [current] show?
I just really wanted to do this series of flowers inspired by the old masters, and take their idea of the narrative, where all the objects in the image helped tell a story. I wanted to do it as a photograph, but I wanted the photographs to feel like paintings. Like the Photorealists, who made paintings that looked like photographs, I wanted these photographs to feel like paintings. I really wanted to engage the conversation that these Old Masters were in, where every object had symbolism. We really live in a disposable society. In these old paintings the objects were of great value, so now these objects no longer have the same symbolism. So, I used these disposable objects to really communicate that.
Interview by Andrea Blanch | museemagazine.com
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