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(Photographer, Director)

David LaChapelle is an American photographer and director. He is famous for his style that suggests uniqueness, sexuality, surrealism, and humor. He is currently single.

Relationship Facts of David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

Dating History of David LaChapelle!

David LaChapelle currently seems to be single. However, he has been in relationships in the past most notably, a marriage with a woman and relationships with two men.

While living in London, he met the British singer-songwriter, Peter Robinson a.k.a. Marilyn. The couple got married there. However, the marriage lasted for just a year.

In the mid-1980s, David tragically lost his then-boyfriend to AIDS. Moreover, he was also in a relationship with his agent, Fred Torres.

Who is David LaChapelle?

David LaChapelle is an American photographer and director. He is famous for his style which suggests uniqueness, sexuality, surrealism, and humor.

David LaChapelle: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

David LaChapelle was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 11, 1963. As of 2020, his age is 59.

He was born to parents Philip LaChapelle (father) and Helga LaChapelle (mother). He is one of their three children and also has a sister named Sonja and a brother named Philip.

David spent his first nine years in Hartford with his family before moving to Connecticut with his family. After a few years, he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina with his family, where he lived until he was fourteen, before once again moving back to Fairfield, Connecticut.

At the age of 15, he ran away from home and became a busboy at Studio 54. His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about his educational background, he studied at the North Carolina School of Arts. After that, he also went to New York’s  School of Visual Arts.

David LaChapelle: Professional Life, Career

After meeting Andy Warhol, he offered him a job at Interview magazine. His work was very impressive and he then got the opportunity to work for several other top magazines, like Vogue, Photo, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone.

Moreover, he has also published four photo books, including ‘Heaven to Hell’, ‘Hotel LaChapelle, Artists and Prostitutes, and ‘LaChapelle Land.

The books feature surreal photographs of celebrities like Whitney Houston, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Shakira, David Beckham, Uma Thurman, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cher, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Brooke Shields, etc.

In 2007, David LaChapelle displayed a collection of photographs titled ‘Awakened’. There were many pictures with some showing people as corpses by suspending them in the water while others showed cathedrals and museums being flooded with water.

However, there was one that caught much attention, it was a modern version of Michelangelo’s ‘The Flooding’. It has a background of ‘Ceaser’s Palace’ with the Las Vegas theme and Gucci and Burger King’s destroyed banners among many things.

David LaChapelle
Caption: David LaChapelle and Pamela Anderson (Source: Daily Mail)

LaChapelle also has had a successful career as a director. In 2004, he directed The Red Piano show of Elton John at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with an all-embracing use of LED screens with visual technologies.

Moreover, he has also directed many advertisements for various brands like Burger King, Diesel, Nokia, Lavazza, L’Oréal, and Tommy Hilfiger. Furthermore, he also directed the first season of the TV show, ‘Desperate Housewives.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

LaChapelle stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.

His hair color is brown and similarly, his eyes are also brown in color.

David LaChapelle: Net Worth, Salary

David LaChapelle has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2022.

Although there is no information about his exact salary, top photographers in America earn over $75k per year.

Rumors and Controversies

David famously photographed the advertisement of sailors kissing for Diesel in 1995. This ad created many controversies in America.

The controversy was mainly because it was a time when the ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell debates were high in the US leading the government to bar gays, lesbians, and bisexuals from entering the military service. However, in 2011, Barack Obama removed the law.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

David LaChapelle is active on social media sites.

He has over 118k followers on Facebook and around 67.8k followers on Twitter. Similarly, his Instagram account has over 459k followers.

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