Monday, March 8, 2010

David LaChapelle has been and is referred to as the ‘Fellini of photography’; his ability to create scenes of extreme reality using rich and vibrant colors makes his work instantly recognizable and often replicate by others. He continues to be inspired by everything from art history to street culture, creating both a record and mirror of all aspects of popular culture today. LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s in New York City Galleries. LaChapelle entered shows where his works began to catch the eye of his hero Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview magazines who offered him his first job as a professional photographer. While working at Interview Magazine, Lachapelle quickly began photographing some of the most famous faces of all times, such as Angelina Jolie, Alexander McQueen, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears, Donatella Versace and many more. LaChapelle has created some o the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation, with LaChapelle photographing for fashion magazines like the Italian Vogue that have allowed him to work with designers such as Alexander McQueen. After establishing professional photography career among contemporary photography, Lachapelle expanded his work to include direction in music videos, live theatrical events and documentary film.

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