DAVID TAKING A PICTURE OF ANDY,  BY PAIGE POWEL, 1986

Born in 1963 in Connecticut, David LaChapelle is a photographer and director who works on the turf of advertising, fine art, entertainment and fashion.
He is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. 

BEHOLD, 2017

SISTER MOON, 2019

REBIRTH OF VENUS, 2009

PASSION DE FLEURS, 2017

What brought him to the top of the art world were his photos of some of the most recognizable faces on the planet he made with his surreal, unique and often humorous style.
His photos, as blinding as they are, have an intense penetrating force. "I believe in a visual language that should be as strong as the written word."

NAOMI CAMPBELL, THE RAPE OF AFRICA , 2009

ELIZABETH TAYLOR, NATIONAL VELVET, 1999

DAPHNE GUINNESS, EVENING IN SPACE, 2015

MY OWN MARILYN, 2002

KIM KARDASHIAN, 2018

LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when his work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. Before long, he was shooting striking covers for Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone, i-D...

Once interested in exploring themes of mortality and transcendence through fine art – mostly black and white images - David then decided to go into a 'full Pop art mode'.
"Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it was LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre’s Magritte'” -Richard Avedon, New York Times

LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, UNSPOILED, 1996

EMINEM, ABOUT TO BLOW, 1999

LADY GAGA, LA NATIVITE LAS VEGAS, 2018

DAVID BOWIE, SELF PRESERVATION, 1995

ELTON JOHN, EGG ON HIS FACE, 1999

After establishing himself as a fixture in contemporary photography, David, decided to branch out a bit. 
He began directing music videos for numerous artists. documentary films, and even a few live theatrical events – most notably Elton John’s The Red Piano. 

ELTON JOHN, THE RED PIANO,  2004-2009

ELTON JOIHN, CANDLE IN THE WIND , 2007

WHITNEY HOUSTON, CLOSED, EYES, 2000

AMY WINEHOUSE , TEARS DRY ON THEIR OWN, 2007

AALIYAH,  ONE IN A MILLION, 2000

Over the years, David has collaborated on special projects with a vast range of clients and brands such as Diesel, Montblanc, Coca Cola, Perrier, and Audi.

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR, DIESEL, 2016

MONTBLANC, 2008

THIERRY MUGLER COUTURISSIME, EXHIBITION 2019

GALERIES LAFAYETTE, FASHION FESTIVAL, 1999

TRAVIS SCOTT, ASTROWORLD, 2018

TOGETHER, 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COCA COLA BOTTLE, 2015

David, inspired by everything from traditional art history to street culture, is always successful no matter in what medium he is testing himself in.

FAYE DUNAWAY, DAY OF THE LOCUST, 1996

ICARUS, 2012

KANYE WEST & CHANCE THE RAPPER, THE LIFE OF PABLO,  2016

SARAH, AWAKENED, 2007

His burgeoning interest in film led him to make the short documentary Krumped, an award-winner at Sundance from which he developed RIZE, a feature film that was chosen to open the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

He has published numerous books of his work, including 'Hotel LaChapelle', 'Artists and Prostitutes', 'Heaven to Hell', 'LaChapelle Land' and more recenrly 'Good news part II' and 'Lost and found part I '.

LOST+FOUND PART I, 2017

LACHAPELLE LAND, 1996

HOTEL LACHAPELLE, 2008

David LaChapelle’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Londonthe National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
Solo exhibitions of his work have opened worldwide. 
 Upcoming & Current Exhibitions:
. 'Dior: From Paris to the World', Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, Texas, May 19 – September 1
. 'LaChapelle: Act of Nature',  Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 1 - July 20
. 'Acts of God, La Venaria Reale', Turin, Italy,  June 14 - January 6
Thierry Mugler: Conturissime, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC, March 2 – September 8
Michael Jackson On the Wall , Bundekunsthalle, Bonn, Germany, March 22 – July 14
David LaChapelle, Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome, Italy, April 18 - June 18

GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MAN, EXHIBITION, GRONINGEN THE NETHERLANDS, 2018

For assignments, please contact 
 Creative Exchange Agency