David Lachapelle's Cast Of Character

by Rachelle Hruska · September 18, 2008

Drew Kuhse, Amanda Lepore, Aimee Phillips, Timothy, David La Chapelle [Drew Kuhse, Amanda Lepore, Aimee Phillips, Timothy, David La Chapelle. Photos by SHAUN MADER for PMc]

David Lachapelle is a master of his imagination.  His photos take you to far away worlds, catalysts for day dreaming.  A Connecticut native, upon moving to New York at 19, Lachapelle met Andy Warhol and thus began his photography career.  His photography style is incomparable.  "David Lachapelle  has evolved his photography into an idiosyncratic and highly personal combination of reportage and surrealism." [Design Boom].

David is known for his campy fixation with white-trash culture, and his groundbreaking use of computer manipulation and futuristic fashion shoots, and for placing Hollywood celebrities (Madonna, Uma Thurman, Elton John, Drew Barrymore), in wildly imaginative and erotically charged settings.

Amanda LeporeCaroline Rowley, John CzaplickiDiamond LilGuests

More photos from this event and some of our favorite works by the artist below:

Last Friday, many of his NYC fans joined the artist in his Exhibition Celebration Dinner including: Amanda Lepore, Caroline Rowley, Alina Kohlem, Avry Broadbent, John Czaplicki, Diamond Lil, Drew Kuhse, Aimee Phillips, Stephanie Seymore, Gavin Brown, Fred Torres, Emily Jerome, Timothy, and Shaun Mader among others.

Drew Kuhse, Aimee Phillips, Amanda Lepore Timothy

Drew Kuhse, Aimee Phillips, Amanda Lepore, Timothy Visnosky

Eva Presenhuber, Urs Fischer, Cassandra Macleod, Gavin Brown

Eva Presenhuber, Urs Fischer, Cassandra Macleod, Gavin Brown

Tony Shafrazi, Alina Kohlem

Tony Shafrazi, Alina Kohlem

David La Chapelle, Stephaine Seymour

David La Chapelle, Stephanie Seymour

Fred Torres, Emily Jerome

Fred Torres, Emily Jerome

Tony Shafrazi, David La Chapelle

Tony Shafrazi, David La Chapelle

elton john

elton john

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