David La Chapelle Awakened

Awakened from the photographer and filmmaker David La Chapelle.

AWAKENED is about the internal light in every human being, no matter their age or shape or gender or sexual orientation or profession or belief system.  We are all swimming in an ocean of Love, and we are not other-than that Love, that Light.  So many religions teach us that this world is in some way an illusion, although an illusion we have to go along with for efficiency’s sake.  Sometimes, though, it’s good to add a semi-colon – to close our eyes, press our hands together in the universal prayer mudra, and acknowledge what we really are: AWAKENED.

David LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interviewmagazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.