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David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle

DAVID LACHAPELLE, Connecticut 1963

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1963. He attended high school at the North Carolina School of The Arts. Originally enrolled as a painter, David began experimenting with photography, developing an analogue technique of hand-painting his own negatives to achieve a sublime spectrum of colors before processing his film.
At the age of 17, LaChapelle moved to New York City. Following his first photography show at Gallery 303, hired by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine.