David LaChapelle

LaChapelle’s images, both bizarre and gorgeous, have forged a singular style that is unique, original and perfectly unmistakable. He has photographed personalities as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Amanda Lepore, Eminem, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Li’l Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, and Britney Spears, to name just a few. Once called the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been the subject of exhibitions in both commercial galleries and leading public institutions worldwide.

Recently ranked among the Top Ten Most Important People in Photography in the World by American Photo, LaChapelle has continued to garner numerous awards. His photography has been showcased in numerous galleries and museums, including Palazzo Reale in Milan, Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Seoul Arts Center- Hangaram Design Museum, Lever House; and at the Barbican Museum in London, to this day the most attended show in the museum’s history. Permanent acquisitions at the national Portrait Museum in London, the Bayerische Staatsoper Portrait Gallery in Munich. Most recently a retrospective at Fotografiska Museet in Sweden, was the largest solo artist show the museum had ever exhibited. In 2013, his work can be viewed at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki in Warsaw and next year at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

Most recently a retrospective at Fotografiska Museet in Sweden was the largest solo artist show the museum had ever exhibited. In 2013, his work can be viewed at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki in Warsaw and next year at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. His uncompromising dedication to originality is legend in the competitive and harsh-judging worlds of fashion, film, advertising and contemporary art. His striking images have appeared on and in between covers of magazines such as Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D.

David LaChapelle
Some of David LaChapelle`s Portfolio

David LaChapelle