DAVID LACHAPELLE

ARTIST + PHOTOGRAPHER

DAVID LACHAPELLE

David LaChapelle is known internationally for his surreal, vibrant and cinematic photographs, which are a reflection of pop culture throughout the decades. With his conceptual methodology, the subjects become characters in a meticulously orchestrated landscape, often embracing a profound social message.

Over the course of his 30+ year career, LaChapelle continues to be inspired by everything from art history to street culture, from the metaphysical to the immortal, projecting an image of twenty-first-century pop culture through his work that is both celebratory and critical. Always aware of larger social implications, LaChapelle’s work transcends the material world. He is quite simply the only photographic artist working today who has been able to successfully maintain a formidable impact in the realm of celebrity photography alongside the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia.

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Travis Scott - The Face Magazine
Travis Scott - The Face Magazine
Travis Scott - The Face Magazine
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Doja Cat: 'Planet Her' Album Artwork
Doja Cat: 'Planet Her' Album Artwork
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Doja Cat: 'Planet Her' Album Artwork
Doja Cat: 'Planet Her' Album Artwork
Usher: The Las Vegas Residency
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Dua Lipa - Rolling Stone magazine cover story
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Dua Lipa - Rolling Stone magazine cover story
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Dua Lipa - Rolling Stone magazine cover story
Dua Lipa - Rolling Stone magazine cover story
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The Wonders - ODDA Magazine
The Wonders - ODDA Magazine
The Washington Post Magazine cover story

“Mr. LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation of photographers in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today. Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, Mr. Avedon said, it is LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre’s Magritte.”

- The New York Times
Vogue Italia: ‘It’s a Small World’
Travis Scott: ‘Astroworld’ album
Kim Kardashian: KKW Beauty campaign
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Lizzo: Rolling Stone Magazine
Selection of iconic images
Selection of iconic images

"In difficult times, positive messages are key and David LaChapelle has a skill of taking in the current climate and turning it around into powerful imagery which can have a profound impact.”

- ID Magazine
2020 Lavazza calendar
2020 Lavazza calendar
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2020 Lavazza calendar
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2020 Lavazza calendar
Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta
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Bottega Veneta
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Bottega Veneta
Kenzo Spring Summer 2019 campaign
Kenzo Fall Winter 2019 campaign
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Travis Scott: ‘Astroworld’ album cover I
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Travis Scott: ‘Astroworld’ album cover II
‘Make Love Not Walls’ Diesel campaign
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MTV VMAs: Miley Cyrus
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MTV VMAs: Katy Perry
Sergei Polunin - 'Take Me To Church' by Hozier

“My work is about finding beauty in the banal and making the ordinary extraordinary. I want to enlarge the idea of reality and help people feel that anything’s possible”

- David LaChapelle
Daphne Guinness: Heaven
Truly featuring Dua Lipa
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'Rize' poster
'Rize' film

"David LaChapelle fashioned a dizzying sexy, emotional spectacle that both parodied expectations about Vegas glitz and put new life and meaning into fifteen of Elton John's strongest songs.”

- Rolling Stone Magazine
Conceptual sketch by David LaChapelle for Travis Scott album artwork
‘Astroworld’ activation as part of the album launch
W1 Curates x David LaChapelle, Oxford Street, London
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W1 Curates x David LaChapelle, Oxford Street, London
W1 Curates x David LaChapelle, Oxford Street, London
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‘Make Love Not Walls’ Diesel campaign activation
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‘Make Love Not Walls’ Diesel campaign activation
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‘Make Love Not Walls’ Diesel campaign activation
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‘Make Love Not Walls’ Diesel campaign activation
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Lavazza campaign activation
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Lavazza campaign activation
Lavazza campaign activation
Galeries Lafayette store activation & immersive environment
Montblanc installation at Rockefeller Center
Spoleto Festival
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‘Praise Dance’
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‘We Forgave Deeply Then Love Flooded Our Hearts’
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‘Nature’s Splendor’
'Landscape' art series
Making of the ‘Landscape’ art series
Behind the scenes of La Venaria Reale, Turin

“David exists in this new territory, in the collapse between vanguard and pop culture, and it’s a very interesting space…you see that he’s really an important part of image making in our time.”

- Jeffrey Deitch
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La Venaria Reale Atti Divini, Turin, Italy
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‘Lost + Found, Part I’

Publications

 

TASCHEN recently released the highly-anticipated two-volume book set, ‘Lost + Found, Part I’ and ‘Good News, Part II.’ The release of these two books completed LaChapelle’s five-book career-spanning anthology, which began with LaChapelle Land’ (1996) and continued with ‘Hotel LaChapelle’ (1999) and ‘Heaven To Hell’ (2006). ‘Lost + Found, Part I’ is a visual recording of the times we live in and the issues we face, expressed through LaChapelle’s unique and distinctive vision. Featuring a monumental curation of images that have never before been published in book form, the set chronicles LaChapelle’s strongest images as a visionary to date while encapsulating our time in history.

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‘Good News, Part II’
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‘Lost + Found – Good News,’ Art Edition
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‘Heaven to Hell’
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‘Artists & Prostitutes’
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‘LaChapelle Land’
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‘Hotel LaChapelle’

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