Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson, Untitled red lips, 2011
Terry Richardson, Red Lips, 2011, C-print, 48 x 72 inches

Terry Richardson, Untitled ho, 2011
Terry Richardson, Ho, 2011, C-print, 26 x 40 inches

Terry Richardson, Untitled roots, 2011
Terry Richardson, Roots, 2011, C-print, 48 x 72 inches

Terry Richardson, Untitled nude, 2011
Terry Richardson, NUDE), 2011, C-print, 48 x 72 inches

Terry Richardson, Untitled pink lips, 2011
Terry Richardson, Pink Lips, 2011, C-print, 32 x 40 inches

Terry Richardson is 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, his vision is at once humorous, tragic, often beautiful, and always provocative. Born in New York City and raised in Hollywood, Richardson began photographing his environment while attending Hollywood High School and playing in a punk rock band, and he hasn’t stopped shooting since. Whatever the medium, Terry Richardson continues to prove that he is a true American Original.

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Aline said...

he's super gross, but i absolutely love his work.

Trissta said...

You know... I think he's actually catching the way society is today... At least main-stream society. It's all about sex appeal and sex and the crudity of it all together. I get it... and I like it. lol It's definitely something that people interpret in their own ways, but I can definitely see the art behind it all. Great great pick!

Much Love,

Annabelle said...

He bores me. Porny. Got it. Next point of view please?

ajg-jane said...

Love it.

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! People either love him or hate him. So interesting!

Lara said...

God, he's so polarizing. I think he's a total sleaze but I don't think anyone was pointing a gun to the women's heads when he was a harassing piece of crap. You can't put up with it for your career then complain about it later. You kick him in the nuts immediately and call the police. Okay. Rant over.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I totally agree with Aline here - ehh as a person and wow as a photographer!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Morgan said...

Love all the images!

Tia said...

I think he's awesome, love how basic and to the point his photos are. no over the top styling, just simple.

hope505 said..., thanks for printing what must be the first unbiased review of Terry Richardson's work I think I've ever read...! And some dam good photos in a non-immediate-sexual context...

Kitty Stampede said...

yeah i agree with the sleaze bucket comment. i don't get him.
but yeah, these shots are cool. i will admit.

chloe said...

he gives me the creeps but his photos are so "terry", i can totally see how he became so prolific, they are very sleazy-cool