David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. LaChapelle's photography career began in the 1980's when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

Selected Works

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    David LaChapelle
    Act of Nature

    Act of Nature, 2019
    Hardcover linen with dust jacket
    25 x 34.7 x 1.7 cm

    Artworks by David LaChapelle
    Design and layout by Alex Daniels
    Essay by Katya Tylevich
    Photography by David LaChapelle Studio

    Edition of 1000
    Published by Reflex Editions
    120 pages
    ISBN 978-90-71848-30-8
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    David LaChapelle
    The Rape Of Africa

    David LaChapelle: The Rape of Africa, 2009
    Hardcover linen with embossed details
    30.5 x 24.5 x 1 cm

    Artworks by David LaChapelle
    Book and cover design by Alex Daniels
    Essays by Colin Wiggins and Wim Pijbes

    Edition of 3000
    Published by Reflex Editions
    36 pages
    ISBN 978-90-71848-07-0
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In conversation with David LaChapelle




Selected Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Awards and Grants

Awards and Grants

Selected Publications

Press Features

  • 07 June 2019

    God is nooit ver weg in het werk van David LaChapelle | De Volkskrant

  • 07 June 2019

    Fotograaf David LaChapelle: ‘Het is moeilijk in deze tijd hoopvol te zijn’ | Het Parool

  • 07 June 2019

    Oogverblindende foto's van David LaChapelle zijn 'net een filmset' | Nieuwsuur

  • 06 December 2018

    Artsy | 7 David LaChapelle Photographs That Reframe Religious Imagery | by Elyssa Goodman

  • 24 April 2018

    David LaChapelle | Solo Exhibition at Groninger Museum

  • 21 April 2018

    David LaChapelle | Provocerende zoekplaten | in Het Parool

  • 21 November 2017

    'I never wanted to shoot another pop star - I was tortured by them' | Interview David LaChapelle | The Guardian

  • 21 April 2018

    David LaChapelle | Zondeval en paradijs met glitters erbij | in Trouw

  • 02 June 2014

    David LaChapelle lectures at Ostlicht Galerie

  • 03 July 2014

    BBC HARDtalk with artist David LaChapelle

  • 20 December 2017

    What Can David LaChapelle's Celebrity-Fuelled Fantasias Tell Us Now? | The New Yorker

  • 10 February 2015

    David LaChapelle Makes Music Video for Grammy-Nominated Song "Take Me to Church" from Hozier

  • 03 October 2015

    David LaChapelle exhibition 'Gas Stations' at The Edward Hopper House

  • 08 January 2016

    Vice Meets David LaChapelle

  • 29 January 2014

    David LaChapelle | National Geographic magazine Photo Seminar

  • 15 February 2017

    Diesel and David LaChapelle present: MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS

  • 01 April 2015

    Documentary David LaChapelle 'Evening in Space' by ACNE | CLICK TO VIEW

  • 26 July 2013

    David LaChapelle | Flowers & Mushrooms

  • 07 September 2013

    David LaChapelle | In God We Trust | Group Exhibition at Galeria Sztuki