Monday, March 21, 2011

David LaChapelle



David LaChapelle is a very extravagant and very well known fashion photographer, his first photo was of his single mother at the age of 6, from then on he became obsessed with photograpyh. LaChapelle first attended North Carolina School of the Arts and also School of visual Arts in New York City. Andy Warhol offered him his first job as a photographer after meeting him at studio 54 where LaChapelle was working at the time.

Throughout his life LaChapelle has has been a fashion photographer for Rolling Stone, Vogue, GQ, Photo,Vanity Fair and various others. LaChapelle tends to create his own made up world, rather than reproduce what’s visible in the world.

Many would say that LaChapelle’s work is surreal, grotesque, shocking and ironic. Ingrid Sischy, long-time editor of Interview magazine, has said there are three main aspects LaChapelle’s photography: a sense of humor, political and social awareness. He uses celebrities and exaggerates aspects of their personalities and personal life. He was also ranked the top ten most important people in photography in the world by America photo magazine.

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