David LaChapelle to announce shock retirement?

LaChapelle created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for LaChapelle fans. Speculation had been rife that the American photographer best known for the movie Rize, will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 57, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 10/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a photographer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a photographer-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouDavid was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouDavid.”
— @DesireePlum, 9 Aug 2020
“LaChapelle wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 9 Aug 2020

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