Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Terry Richardson

I'm a bit surprised I haven't even blogged about this man yet.
Terry was first introduced to me during my College years when we studied anatomy. My teacher was slightly perverse and slightly strange but it was great that he brought all this collective soft pornographic, sexual innuendo images my way because I love it.

I'm a fan of this image as it brings the American leader with his great power and reign, a man that alot of people look up to and see as 'pure' with this man who is slightly wrong but creativity amazing at the same time.

Taken from his website.

"Terry Richardson is an international celebrity as well as one of the most prolific and compelling photographers of his generation. Known for his uncanny ability to cut to the raw essence of whomever appears before his lens, Mr. Richardson's vision is at once humorous, tragic, often beautiful, and always provocative.

Born in New York City and raised in Hollywood, Terry began photographing his environment while attending Hollywood High School and playing in a punk rock band. And he hasn't stopped shooting since. Terry has lensed campaigns for such clients as Gucci, Sisley, Miu Miu, Chloe, and his editorial work has appeared in magazines such as French Vogue, British Vogue, i-D, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and Purple, and his impressive list of subjects includes Daniel Day Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vincent Gallo, Tom Ford, Jay Z, Kanye West, Johnny Knoxville, Karl Lagerfeld, Pharell Williams and many others.

Terry's work has been the subject of numerous group and one man shows throughout the world, and he has published a selection of books, throughout the world, and he ha published a selection of books, beginning with Hysteric Glamour in 1998, and stretching through his career until his most recent work, a retrospective from Taschen, entitled Terryworld 25th Anniversary Edition.

Terry's work spans a variety of mediums: he has shot music videos and commercials and is currently working on his first feature film.

Whatever the medium, Terry Richardson continues to prove that he is a true American Original

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