Famed fashion photographer David LaChapelle does more than snap pictures for advertising campaigns and pal around with the world’s most glamorous trans woman. LaChapelle has a very solid resume as a music video director.
The latest example of LaChapelle’s work is the just-released video for Florence and the Machine’s “Spectrum,” a sexy, dramatic, sparkly take on the powerful song.
But it’s been a long road getting there. From early ‘90s videos for artists like Penny Ford (we didn’t know either) through long-lasting collaborations with icons like Elton John and Christina Aguilera, LaChapelle has spent years making music videos—and some of them are pretty great. Here’s a look back at five favorites.
Amy Winehouse – "Tears Dry On Their Own"
Gwen Stefani feat. Eve – "Rich Girl"
Macy Gray – "She Ain’t Right For You"
The Vines – "Outtathaway"
The Dandy Warhols – "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"