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Taron Egerton as Elton John, photographed by David Lachapelle for the ‘Rocketman’ poster

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Photographer David LaChapelle has photographed Taron Egerton as Elton John for the first official poster for “Rocketman.”

Visionary David LaChapelle has created some of the most iconic imagery in Elton John’s career, and now turns his lens on the “Rocketman” film poster,  with Taron Egerton as Elton John.

This image captures the originality and cinematic scope of “Rocketman” as well as the spirit of the icon that is Elton John.

“Elton said I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,” Martin shared. “Taron is actually singing in the film and he’s so convincing.  His voice is incredible,” Fletcher said.

Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman” is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of  transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. “Rocketman” also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Opening on June 19 in Philippine cinemas, “Rocketman” will be distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

About David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle was born in the United States in 1963 and attended high school at North Carolina School of The Arts.

At age 15, he moved to New York City, was discovered by Andy Warhol and began working at Interview Magazine.  

LaChapelle’s vision and approach to image making quickly gained international interest as the artist began to expand the genre of photography.   By 1991, The New York Timespredicted, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.”

In the decades ahead, LaChapelle’s body of work established him as an icon of contemporary art. His portrait, stage,  music video and film works have become “iconic archetypes of America in the 21st Century”.   His photography has been Exhibited at theTel Aviv Museum of Art, Palazzo Reale (Milanese dx), MOCA Taipei, Monnaie de Paris, Victoria and Albert (London), Ara Modern Art (Seoul), and Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice) to name a few.

In 2018, LaChapelle created visuals for Travis Scott’s AstroWorld campaign as well as Elton John’s farewell tour.  In the spring, toured Europe and visited LA, New York and Miami celebrating the release of the most comprehensive book project of his career.   Lost & Found and Good News For Modern Man are the final volumes of a five-book anthology, the first being  LaChapelle Land (1996), then Hotel LaChapelle (1999) and Heaven to Hell(2006).

Presently, LaChapelle’s photography is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (London), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Pearl Lam Galleries (Singapore), Geuer X Geuer Art(Dusseldorf), Galerie Templon (Paris) and Stary Browar (Poland).

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