David La Chapelle & Ralph Waldo Emerson

David La Chapelle’s Earth Laughs in Flowers, showing at Robilant and Voena, London.  Inspired by Hamatreya by Ralph Waldo Emerson: ‘Where are these men? Asleep beneath their grounds: and strangers, fond as they, their furrows plough. 
Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys
earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; 
who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet,
 clear of the grave.’ One of my favourite writers – I love that La Chapelle is spreading the good word through his images. Maybe he’ll take on Leaves of GrassSong of Myself next?  Full article here. HF.

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One response to “David La Chapelle & Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. Ali

    very nice shoot love the colors.

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