Tuesday, June 29, 2010

David LaChapelle versus the Vatican

©Michael Grieve

It has been a busy time of late especially on the portrait front. This one is of David LaChapelle for an Italian magazine. Before the shoot someone asked me how does a photographer photograph a photographer? My wry reply was 'with a bigger ego'! No such ego was necessary with David who admitted to me that he often feels uncomfortable being photographed but told me during the shoot that he felt relaxed and liked my natural and quiet approach. I absolutely take my hat off to David who, while being interviewed, told the Italian journalist, who, for 20 minutes, feigned a smile during his passionate attack and absolute disdain at the Vatican and their policy of genocide in preaching not to use condoms in Africa.

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