Sep 8, 2007

One More Photog




I'm adding one more drawing to my collection of photographers. This one is of LaChapelle. Dave rarely, if ever, touches the camera. He sits next to a computer setup in a green directors chair. He always has a bullhorn next to him. It would be impossible to hear him otherwise. The music is blasting from huge speakers. He has a DJ on the shoot. He yells commands at the endless array of models, drag queens and assorted freaks. Everyone seems to be someone on his staff's cousin or sister or boyfriend. Dave's trigger to the camera is the enter key on the computer keyboard. There is a giant piece of black tape on it. That's because David used to always hit the wrong button. Instead of taking a photo he was accidentally opening his e-mail, photoshop, his address book and every other application. Hence the giant piece of tape. There is no one in the world who can do what he does, so who cares. He is a quiet gentle guy who is a bit in his own world. the world of celebrities, musclemen, transvestities, midgets, lesbians and circus clowns. Amazing

6 comments:

LitPark said...

That's the way they do photography at Sears. Funny to think of the hot-shots using the computer more than the camera. I love this series you're doing on photographers, and how you're so into polka dots lately.

Tommy Kane said...

Polka dots are a big part of my life.

ksklein said...

so the camera is fixed at one place?

Tommy Kane said...

IT'S ON A TRIPOD AND CAN BE MOVED AROUND. It's not like in the movies where the photographer has the camera in his hand and is clicking away.

spacedlaw said...

That sticker detail is a hoot.

jen said...

fantastic! he's one of my favourites! its great to read such an insight