David LaChapelle

b. 1963

Artist Information

David LaChapelle is a multi-talented visual artist whose achievements in photography rival his achievements as a music video and film director. His photographs, known for consistently pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions, are counted by many as being among the most important works of the twentieth century. He is highly skilled in both fine-art photography and commercial photography, and his work has appeared in the most prestigious magazines printed in the United States, with many of his photographs making the covers. A trademark of his photos are the bright and saturated colors that he embraces in creating his images. But photography isn’t the only place that’s brought him behind the lens of a camera – throughout his career he also directed music videos for dozens of the world’s most famous singers including Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Britney Spears.