Naomi Campbell by David LaChapelle

Naomi Campbell by David LaChapelle

For the art world, the celebrated glamour photographer David LaChapelle is a guilty pleasure. His sex-soaked color photos of celebrities like Naomi Campbell are just too high-key. Nothing is held back. The lily is not only gilded, but in Naomi Campbell: Playboy by David LaChapelle it is drenched in rhinestones, draped in haute couture and surrounded by the most exotic props imaginable.

David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation. LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed some of the most recognizable faces on the planet, including Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Eminem, Andy Warhol, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Amanda Lepore, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, to name a few. After establishing himself as a fixture in contemporary photography, LaChapelle decided to branch out and direct music videos, live theatrical events, and documentary films. His directing credits include music videos for artists such as Christina Aguilera, Moby, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and No Doubt. His stage work includes Elton John’s The Red Piano and the Caesar’s Palace spectacular he designed and directed in 2004. His burgeoning interest in film led him to make the short documentary Krumped, an award-winner at Sundance from which he developed RIZE, the feature film acquired for worldwide distribution by Lion’s Gate Films. The film was released theatrically in the US and in 17 different countries in the summer of 2005 to huge critical acclaim, and was chosen to open the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

ARTWORK

Ice by David LaChapelle
Ice by David LaChapelle
Ice by David LaChapelle
1999
DAVIDLACHAPELLE, LACHAPELLE, NAOMICAMPBELL, FASHION
Bon Apetite by LaChapelle
Bon Apetite by LaChapelle
1999
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Have You Seen Me by David LaChapelle
Have You Seen Me by David LaChapelle
1999
DAVIDLACHAPELLE, LACHAPELLE, NAOMICAMPBELL, FASHION
Cat House by David LaChapelle
Cat House by David LaChapelle
1999
Playmate by David LaChapelle
Playmate by David LaChapelle
Playmate by David LaChapelle
1999
DAVIDLACHAPELLE, LACHAPELLE, NAOMICAMPBELL, FASHION
Fruit Passion Naomi Campbell by David LaChapelle
Fruit Passion Naomi Campbell by David LaChapelle
1999
DAVIDLACHAPELLE, LACHAPELLE, NAOMICAMPBELL, FASHION
Naomi Campbell Playboy by David LaChapelle
Naomi Campbell Playboy by David LaChapelle
1999
DAVIDLACHAPELLE, LACHAPELLE, NAOMICAMPBELL, FASHION
Twisted Sister by LaChapelle
Twisted Sister by LaChapelle
1999
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Houston, We Have A Problem by LaChapelle
Houston, We Have A Problem by LaChapelle
1999