David LaChapelle is a fine art photographer, film director, commercial photographer, music video director and an artist from America. He is widely known for his photography which mostly references art history and often shares social messages.
LaChapelle’s first ever photograph was of his mom, which he took on a family outing in Puerto Rico. From this point on, he became obsessed with photography.
In 1980, he went back to New York. This is where he was recognized by Andy Warhol and was given his first job shooting for Interview Magazine, which was the core of pop culture during that time. The photographs he took of celebrities while for publication in Interview Magazine gathered a lot of positive attention for him.
Before long, LaChapelle started shooting for several top editorial publications. His images appeared on the pages and covers of many magazines, including The New York Times, The Face, Vanity Fair, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, GQ, and Details. He also photographed many diverse personalities like Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Paris Hilton, among many others.