While seeing Miley Cyrus naked isn’t too terribly difficult — the singer’s always been very open about her sexuality — we’re loving these new shots. Superstar photographer David LaChapelle just released two new photos featuring the pop star. The photos will make up the cover of his upcoming book, Lost + Found, Part I.
The book will feature two different covers, both featuring Cyrus, each with a prison theme. In one, Cyrus is nude in a cell on her knees. She’s looking up at the light, perhaps searching for her salvation. On the floor is a charging cell phone and a prison meal of fried chicken, green beans, a roll and mashed potatoes — with applesauce for dessert.
The shot is admittedly a bit unrealistic. We’re pretty sure prisoners usually get clothes and don’t get to keep their cell phones. And, gotta say, that chicken thigh looks surprisingly tasty. (Though those mashed potatoes look way too runny.)
The second cover looks like it’s the second part of the narrative suggested by the first. In it, Miley’s not quite nude. If you look closely you can see she’s wearing a very sheer bodysuit covering her torso. Glitter covers up her naughty bits, and she’s framed by huge branches of flowers, bursting through the window. She’s transformed herself into a beautiful butterfly, soon to fly away from her cell. (Oddly enough, about the only thing left in the cell that you can still see is the toilet.)
We believe the first cover will be on the dust jacket, with the second on the book itself. This has not been confirmed, though, so we’ll have to wait for the book to come out.
LaChapelle Lost + Found, Part I is — as you may have guessed — one of two books coming out collecting LaChapelle’s work. Good News, Part II comes out at the same time. Like Lost + Found, Part I, Good News also features two covers. Again, we’re guessing it’s another dust jacket/book itself situation.
The two books complete LaChapelle’s five-book series for Taschen. The series started in 1996 with LaChapelle Land. Hotel LaChapelle and Heaven to Hell followed in 1999 and 2006, respectively. Good News, Part II is the final chapter to the narrative that runs through the five books.