A Couple Interesting Photographer Videos

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First one is NYC photographer Lauri Lyons, the first African American female photographer to be represented by Getty Images. Found it on Current TV (here).

Then I searched around and ran into this David LaChapelle video that’s pretty fascinating to watch.

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  1. I’m no interviewer, but the woman in the LaChapelle video did nothing for me. For the amount of time she had I was extremely disappointed in what she provoked out of David. The video tried to reinforce LaChapelle’s fame and nyc draw, but we already know that! Show us, ask questions, and give answers to things we don’t know.

  2. there is no doubt that DLC is influential, and he has certainly done some spectacular celebrity photos, but his “art” is just LAME. nobody takes this guy seriously. his gallerist must know this, but also knows that his “fame” will help bring people in. it brought me in to that show, and i was like WTF.
    Maybe he should spell out HOLY WAR on the top of his piece, I wasn’t sure I got the point.

    • @Ronald, I never saw the show in person, but based on the work on the gallery website, I see no reason why he can’t be taken as a serious artist. Just because he is a fashion photography icon I think people will disregard his gallery work. A lot of it reminded me of Warhol and Gilbert and George.

      • @tim, that’s the problem, it reminds you of stuff that has already occurred. i know, post modern. but his work is just too shallow, too obvious. that’s just my opinion.

  3. I’m glad to see you feature an African-American photographer and wish that you would do more. But not JUST because of race, but to show how different cultures and races see things differently.

    I’ve never been a big fan of LaChappelle or a lot of other art photographers. Then again, I didn’t got to art school so I guess I’m just ignorant.

  4. With everyone seeminly in an un-avoidable race to own equipment that hasn’t even been thought of yet, it’s nice to see Lyons successfully grinding the globe with ” a beat up bag, some film, a shapie, my light meter, and 2 cameras. And that’s it. You don’t need anything else; except people to photograph. That helps.”

  5. I was lucky enough to be included in a group show with Laurie Lyons a couple of months ago. It’s nice to come across small video features like this. They can be really inspiring.

  6. Thanks so much for posting the Lauri Lyons video. I had no idea who she was until I stumbled upon this post. I’m always excited to see work from photographers of color, especially women — and her work is stellar!

  7. Gigi Franklin

    Please know that Lauri Lyons was not the first African American female photographer to be represented by Getty Images. This is a big error.