David LaChapelle is one of my most favorite photographers and artists.
His career began in the 1980’s in New York City.
There his work was spotted by his hero Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview Magazine, where he began his first professional photography job.
Working at Interview Magazine, LaChapelle created the most memorable advertising campaigns of a generation.
His striking images have appeared on and in between the covers of magazines, where he has redefined how we view celebrities.
He’s an unusual mixture of vivid colours, symbolism and a wicked sense of humour.
LaChapelle isn’t for the faint-hearted, but not many can deny he embodies popular culture.
There can be no doubt that LaChapelle is out to shock, but I really do enjoy his work.
He sprinkles just enough kitsch in his images, to make them eye-catching and characteristic.
He never bores, and yet you can always identify his work.
Please note that some images may be NSFW.
Here is a Lost promo directed by LaChapelle.