David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1968. He studied fine arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In the mid-1980s he moved to New York. Andy Warhol discovered LaChapelle shortly thereafter at New York’s legendary Studio 54. LaChapelle began taking photographs for Warhol’s magazine Interview, and was soon also commissioned by Rolling Stone, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. His photographic works have been shown at many important museums and galleries around the world.