- David LaChapelle
- 'Sermon' (from Jesus is My Homeboy)
- 62 by 93 in. (157.5 by 236.2 cm.)
LaChapelle’s Intervention depicts a modern-day Jesus as an advocate for the downtrodden, offering salvation to a prostitute. Likewise in Sermon, LaChapelle evokes the Sermon on the Mount, casting Jesus’s modern disciples as multi-ethnic youth of urban rap and hip-hop culture, carefully clothed by fashion designer Patti Wilson.
The Jesus is My Homeboy images are emblematic of the glossy fashion photography characteristic of LaChapelle’s best work. The series was originally published in 2003 in the British magazine i-D and exhibited at Robilant +Voena, London, in 2008.