Legendary photographer David Lachapelle & WORKHOUSE CEO, Adam Nelson
In 1999, one of America’s greatest photographic visionaries David LaChapelle, rolled the dice to become the very first client of a fledgling public relations agency called Workhouse
Last year — almost to the day some twenty years later — I was proud to support LaChapelle’s latest “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ at Staley-Wise Gallery, the vestige of our very first exhibition together.
A riveting reunion of sorts transpired as a number of LaChapelle’s original team banded together to both serenade and share stories of a time indelibly illuminated by his artistic sound and fury.
From your candy color kaleidoscopes, to the creative culture you effortlessly reimagine, I forever salute you, David LaChapelle
As Workhouse celebrates its 21st anniversary, with offices in New York and New Jersey, we are forever grateful to all of our clients, staff and associates who believed small could make stardust.
In 1999, I started Workhouse in a decrepit, rented kitchen on a wayward side street in Soho.
Since inception, the wealth of our work has traversed every imaginable sphere and space from arts and culture, retail and hospitality, publishing and automotive, to design and architecture within a city that has withstood the aids crisis, superstorms, stock market crashes, blackouts, and the horrors of 9/11.
New York has survived more than any city in the country and it’s still standing.
But the pain I feel for those who have been adversely affected is staggering. Entrepreneurs who enlightened, engaged, and innovated. Brands who made bold and beautiful broad strokes. Artists that electrified and enthralled now lost in a new world order where work for so many has been eliminated or culturally cratered. I care deeply about those who face unequivocal adversity. Who no longer have the means to make momentary magic.
And yet, as solemn as it seems, I look over our lost landscape and realize we still have optimistic opportunities among us. To seek and ascend. As we contend with global Covid concerns that threaten any semblance of stability and safeguard, I am reminded these are the moments that matter.
As Workhouse celebrates its 21st anniversary, with offices in New York and New Jersey, we are forever grateful to our clients, staff, and associates who believed small could make stardust. Importantly, our work could not have been possible without the city that sheltered us. In celebration, we ask you to join the #SaveNYC campaign to proclaim cultural city heritage matters — now more than ever
THE HOUSE THAT WORK BUILT.