American photographer/director David LaChapelle, who while still in High school, made his first steps as a photographer next to Andy Warhol, introduced us to an image of the big stars of our times different from the one we’re used to, directing them into scenes from the bible and paintings of the Renaissance classics.

Michael Jackson pictured as a martyr, saint and savior, Naomi Campbell starring in a Botticelli, Courtney Love holding Kurt in her arms like the mother of Jesus and a whole lot of other celebrities have stood till today before LaChapelle’s camera. A series of his poppy, religious-themed work will be on show in Paul Kasmin gallery, New York till September, demonstrating the camp, charm, insanity and talent of one of the most sought-after fashion photographers of his generation.

Source: Nowness
All images courtesy of David LaChapelle