A Look Inside David LaChapelle's Studio

"VICE Meets: David LaChapelle" goes inside David LaChapelle's studio in Los Angeles and sits down with him to talk about his early days in New York, what he did in art school and why photography is the parameter that prevents his head from exploding. It's always amazing to get a glimpse into the mind of a great artist and begin to see what makes them tick.

After leaving the North Carolina School of the Arts, David LaChapelle moved back to New York, was discovered by Andy Warhol and began shooting for Interview Magazine. He has since appeared in Details, GQ, i-D, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, and Vogue Paris.

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Chris Knight's picture

Residing in New York City, Chris is an internationally published photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ and others. He is an instructor of Photography and Imaging at Pratt Institute and the New York Film Academy.

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Wow, I thought he was nuttier than that but he seems like a straight, down to earth guy. Cool stuff.

Wow, that was 9 minutes of awesomeness!

He seems like a great artist, Just wish he would talked about his studio photography more

Watch the special on him. There is more than enough of it in there. One word sums up it up, ringflash.

very cool studio...

for some reason I'm channeling Burt Reynolds and Freddie Mercury...

Yeah, I just kept thinking he was Bizarro Burt.

at first I thought they were talking about Dave Chapelle the brother comedian

He looks like a young Burt Reynolds.

Always been an inspiration to me over many years.