David LaChapelle

Artist from United States of America

David LaChapelle David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an artist and photographer known for combining a hyper-realistic aesthetic with social messages. LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation. LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed personalities as diverse as Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Shakira, Amanda Lepore, Eminem, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, and Britney Spears, to name a few. After establishing himself as a fixture in contemporary photography, LaChapelle decided to branch out and  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Dave LaChappelle,David Lachapelle
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Helga LaChapelle
Sonja LaChapelle Philip LaChapelle
Artist, Photographer, Film Director


Institution From To
North Carolina School of the Arts
School of Visual Arts

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