If there’s a photographer whose work one immediately recognizes, it’s David La Chapelle. His unique style stands from the norm. Strong colors, bold themes, and surreal settings, make him one of the most recognizable photographers nowadays.
He’s worked with most top celebrities (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Muhammad Ali, Rihanna, Andrew Warhol, and Angelina Jolie, to name a few). He’s also directed several music videos, and had his work published in several books.
His work speaks to me in an almost organic way. Each image tells a story, and I lose track of time going through his books, paying attention to every detail.
Love him or hate him, you won’t stay indifferent to La Chapelle.
Here’s a bit more about David La Chapelle, from a site I recently got to know.