David LaChapelle Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

By 2011, LaChapelle had a major exhibition of new works at The Lever House in New York and went on to have retrospectives at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico, the Hangaram Design Museum in Seoul, and Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague. In the following years, LaChapelle's works were also exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in LA (2012), the Musee de Orse in Paris(2013), and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.(2014). His retrospective at Fotografiska Museet in Sweden (2013), was the largest solo artist show the museum had ever exhibited. In 2014, LaChapelle exhibited his series, "Land Scape" in New York, Vienna, London and Paris. Alongside his solo show at OstLicht Galerie fur Fotografie in Vienna, Austria (2014). Throughout 2015 LaChapelle had exhibitions internationally, including MAC Lima in Peru, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Chile. In 2016 LaChapelle's work was showcased at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, DSC Gallery in the Czech Republic, at several venues in Montevideo in Uruguay, and at The Edward Hopper House in New York. Other selected museum exhibitions include: the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Museum in Krakow, the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hanover, Germany,Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Kunsthaus Wien in Vienna.

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Trivia (10)

His first photograph was of his single mother, Helga LaChapelle, on a family vacation in Puerto Rico. She wore a bikini and held a martini glass on a balcony. From then on he was obsessed with photography.
Has been a professional fashion photographer of celebrity portraits for such magazines as Details, Vanity Fair, The Face, Vogue, Interview, Rolling Stone etc. since 1987. He quickly became one of the most famous fashion and entertainment photographers in the world.
Attended North Carolina School of the Arts, Arts Student League (NYC) and the School of Visual Arts (NYC).
Ranked among the Top Ten Most Important People in Photography in the World by American Photo Magazine.
Andy Warhol offered him his first professional job, shooting for Interview magazine.
Has two siblings, Sonja and Philip.
Mother is Helga.
The first photograph he took was of his mother when he was six years old.
Was Pamela Anderson's "maid of honor" at her St. Tropez wedding to Kid Rock.
Has just created and directed the show, "The Red Piano". This show stars Elton John, and will be played over the next 3 year years at Ceasar's Place in Las Vegas. [February 2004]

Personal Quotes (2)

My pictures are about getting as far away from reality as possible. Dreams should be part of our everyday life.
I never wanted to be famous. I always wanted to take famous photographs.

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