Tank Girl (1995)

August 9th, 2014|Categories: Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you wanna boil down female style in the mid 90s then this movie is the perfect example. My friends and I were obsessed with how Lori Petty dresses in it – we cut off the tops of men’s socks to wear as arm bands, tied clips and plastic kid’s hair ties in our hair. Eventually, with this movie as my inspiration, I shaved my hair into a mohawk and bleached it blonde. As a film this movie was my first exposure to Naomi Watts and the first time I saw two girls kissing in a movie, two very important milestones in my life.

Lori Petty and Naomi Watts as Tank Girl and Jet Girl photographed by David LaChapelle for The Face, June 1995

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Britney Spears by David LaChapelle for Rolling Stone, April 15th, 1999

July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Photographers, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spears and LaChapelle both say they knew the photo would cause a bit of commotion, but they figured it was worth it. “I said to her, ‘You don’t want to be buttoned up, like Debbie Gibson,’ ” LaChapelle recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s push it further and do this whole Lolita thing.’ She got it. She knew it would get people talking and excited.” Spears proved, even then, that she was going to take charge of crafting her own image. One night while they were shooting, LaChapelle says, Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, walked in at 2 a.m. to find her posing in her bra and panties. Rudolph demanded to know what was going on. “Britney said, ‘Yeah, I don’t feel comfortable,’ ” says the photographer. “At first I felt betrayed. But as soon as Larry walked out, Britney said, ‘Lock the door’ and unbuttoned her shirt wide open.”

Britney Spears by David LaChapelle for Rolling Stone, April 15th, 1999

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Tank Girl (1995)

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