I think I’ve never been more overwhelmed with David LaChapelle’s photographs than I am with these.
The series Earth Laughs in Flowers is an excerpt from a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem and an homage to baroque paintings. When still life was painted back in the renaissance age, the objects used were meant to represent something of importance. LaChapelle modernizes the past tradition with his stunning photography and lighting to give us something more to think about. He makes reference to our disposable society and reconnecting with nature when describing the series.
His work has always been an inspiration for me and he has always had my highest admiration, but these.. these are just gorgeous and flawless. I would DIE to see them in person, seeing that they are almost life size.