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Renowned photographer David LaChapelle is coming to Vienna this month to showcase artwork he has created in collaboration with the Life Ball 2014.

Inspired by the motto of this year's event "The Garden of Earthly Delights" as well as the Hieronymus Bosch' utopia of a diverse society as if the Fall of Man had never happened, LaChapelle has created earthly images with the help of transgender woman and model Carmer Carrera.

Using a naked picture of Carrera, LaChapelle has blurred the image into the scenery of a paradise garden - with images presenting both the female and the male form.

Explaining the thought behind his artwork, LaChapelle said: "Gender lines are blurred and every person is unique in how they see themselves. For me the body is more than something to be looked at as an object of sexual gratification. The body is a beautiful housing for the soul that we are celebrating in this picture."

Model for the image, Carrera agrees: "Your gender should not matter in your heart or in the way you express your personality. We shouldn’t be afraid to stick to a model, because there are so many types of diverse people on this planet. My message is: beauty has no gender. At the end of the day beauty is beauty."

The image forms the Life Ball Poster for the 2014 event taking place in Vienna at the end of May that raises awareness every year of AIDS and HIV around the world.

As well as being posted around Vienna, the artworks will also feature in an exhibition entitled Galerie Ostlicht "Once in the Garden", which will run from June 2 until September 14.

As well as flamboyant ball, the celebration weekend also includes a Red Ribbon concert where Ricky Martin will perform. All money raised going to the event's long term partner Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Attendees will include former US President Bill Clinton, who is chair of CHAI, with performance from Vesselina Kasarova, Jennifer O’Loughlin, Juan Diego Flórez, Yusif Eyvazov, and Luca Pisaroni.

One of the main focus of the charity campaign this year is tackling mother to child HIV transmission. Of the 700 children who contract HIV per day, ninety percent them come from mothers in sub-Saharan Africa who transmit the disease to their children, often during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

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