His career started in 1980 in New York. His work was
noticed by his heroe Andy Warhol and the editors of
Interview magazine that offered him his first proffetional
job. Working at Interview Magazine, LaChapelle quickly began
photographing some of the most famous faces of the times.
Before long, he was shooting for the top editorial publications
of the world, and creating the most memorable advertising
campaigns of a generation. His striking images have appeared
on and in between the covers of magazines such as Italian
Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ,
Rolling Stone and i-D. In his twenty-year career in
publishing, he has photographed personalities as diverse
as Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Amanda Lepore, Eminem, Philip
Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Uma
Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jeff
Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali,
and Britney Spears, to name just a small selection. He is fun
and he brings the too much aesthetic on fashion
photography. His ability to create scenes of reality, using rich
and bold colors, makes his work identifiable and
frequently imitated. He gets inspired from everything in
history of art to pop art, creating a mirror of all aspects of
pop culture today.