David Lachapelle

David LaChapelleIs an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist.
David E. LaChapelle was born in Fairfield, Connecticut (March 11, 1963). He was bullied in his North Carolina school for being gay. When he was 15 years old, he ran away from home to become a busboy at Studio 54 in New York City. Eventually, his father went to New York to bring him back to North Carolina and enrolled him in the North Carolina School of Arts. In the 1980s he moved back to New York City where he was discovered by Andy Warhol and was offered his first job- shooting for Interview Magazine, which was the epicenter of pop culture at the time.
He is best known for his photography, which often references art history and sometimes conveys social messages. His photographic style has been described as “hyper-real and slyly subversive” and as “kitsch pop surrealism.” One 1996 article called him the “Fellini of photography,” a phrase that continues to be applied to him.

David Lachapelle (quadro)