David LaChapelle is inspired by the breadth of art history, frequently evoking the compositions or poses of Renaissance paintings.  Early on, Andy Warhol offered him a job at Interview Magazine in the 1980s. His photographs are included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, barbican museum, london, palazzo reale, milan, museo del antiguo colegio de san ildefonso, mexico city and the musee de la monnaie, paris among others.