David LaChapelle, From Photographer to Artist

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“I did not know how to say ‘no.’ I worked 14 months without taking a day of vacation. I was 30 pounds overweight and drinking so much. I was not nice to the people around me, and I was even worse to myself.”

via NYTimes.com.

There Are 3 Comments On This Article.

  1. Gene Genie

    Imagine that , another ‘Coked-up’ hack getting more attention than he deserves.
    Maybe with his new found wisdom or as part of his 12 step program he will go back and apologize to the past members of his photo production teams that he has screwed over in the last 20 years.
    Tell us David,
    Are you still having your assistants drive you around south beach as you cruise for boys?
    Are you still dropping to your knees in front of unsuspecting assistants and faking fellatio on them during your pre-lights?
    Do you think that you could possibly do a photo shoot and still feel in control with out yelling through a bull horn on set?

  2. ResoL101

    Bull horns, Bull whips and Bull sh*t…

    Think I need to rethink this SCAD school crap and bail while the altitude is still recoverable.

    Hope my chute was packed right?


  3. I love reading about how much money he made / makes yet he still has a consistent army of UNPAID interns “working” for him and a studio staff of 2. When asking about actually working for him the response was, he just uses interns on all his shoots instead of actually paying anyone for his days long shoots.
    Reading about him makes me want to vomit.
    If you are one of the richest players in the game, PAY PEOPLE.