You know you are a celeb when you are snapped by Terry Richardson. Depending on your VIP-profile you will be pictured in one of these variants: high celeb means funny pictures or pretending to be Terry himself; semi-naked if you are a model or in a non appropriate sexual pose if you were an unknown model in 2000 and you were photographed for his album-book Kibosh. If you aren’t any of these personalities, don’t wait for Terry Richardson’s call.
We don’t know if he inherited from his father this kind of photos, but what is true is he showed him the love for this art.
Born in New York, raised in California, and currently resident in the Big Apple, this photographer is the author of several fashion campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Aldo, Yves Saint Laurent and the list goes on; and editorial magazines such as Rolling Stones, Vogue, I-D, Vanity Fair, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar…
His latest photos? We knew his last job for Valentino accessories last week, shot by himself and starred as well. Well, actually his arm and hand only, we don’t need anything else to know that that inked-arm belongs to Mr. R. Valentino has changed the elegance of its models for the touch of punk in this new campaign. Will it be because since the exhibition at Met’s everything seems to have a touch of Punk?
She has also dared to direct a documentary about Lady Gaga’s life, because she asked him to do. Or the video to start the show of Mango a couple of years ago starred by Kate Most and himself, which was shot and broadcast live to the Mango fashion show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
However, his ego doesn’t stand behind the flashes, it has come in front of the camera. Apart from some sexual postures, unnecessary to take into account to explain about the art of this photographer, he always appears beside the celebrities after taking some photos of them. One of the most popular ones is the Obama session.
The sexuality issue causes him some controversies, sues, and organizations against him. What is true is that he has created a brand of himself and a particular style, which has let him succed white wall as a background, close pictures and famous people in mundane situations.