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#O2SPhoto

For the #O2SPhotoStudy project I have based my report on photographer David LaChapelle.
(The majority of this information was taken from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_LaChapelle)

David LaChapelle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, March 11, 1963.

He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and School of Visual Arts in New York City.

When LaChapelle was 17 years old, he met Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview magazine. Warhol reportedly told LaChapelle "Do whatever you want. Just make sure everybody looks good."

LaChapelle's work has been noted as being, "meticulously created in a high-gloss, color-popping, hyper-realistic style," and his photos are known to, "crackle with subversive – or at least hilarious – ideas, rude energy and laughter. They are full of juicy life." Themes in his art photography, which he has developed in his Maui retreat, include salvation, redemption, paradise, and consumerism.

LaChapelle cites a number of artists who have influenced his photography. In a 2009 interview, he mentioned the Baroque painters Andrea Pozzo and Caravaggio as two of his favorites. Critics have noted that LaChapelle's work has been influenced by Salvador Dalí, Jeff Koons, Michelangelo, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.

The image I have chosen to photograh is LaChapelle's "The rape of Africa" which was in turn inspired by Sandro Botticelli's "Venus and Mars".

I have not tried for an exact copy of LaChapple's image. While I have used the major compositional aspects of of both the LaChapple and Botticelli images I have tried to concentrate more on LaChapple's vibrancy of colour and contrast with symbols. More in line with some of LaChapple's work I have tried to add in a bit of irreverant fun. The only image post manipulation was to close Ken's eyes.

I look forward to your critiques.
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Part of a larger group JP.
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I can't seem to find the post about forming a group for the 2nd week. Can someone please tell me what it is about and then add me to their group?

Many thanks,
Allan.
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Cool!!! We now have a group of 5! :) 
I have a post that I have mentioned you in that has the other people that are also in the group so we can work together! :) 
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Ooooh! Nice threads.
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Dream.

Done for the Flickr group 'Me Again Monday'
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Thank you Leslie.
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Hi guys, my name is Allan. I'm 61 years old and live in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. I took up photography as a hobby just over 5 years ago. I'm looking forward to sharing this learning journey with you.
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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist with her backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.

I can't believe it's 41 years since she tragically left us.
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Thank you Sue.
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Retired from real work and enjoying photography as a hobby.
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Living in Melton Victoria, Australia
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