I would just like to say that I think Terry Richardson is one of the luckiest men in the world. He is an inspiration, clearly a solid character, and clearly gets to go all over the world taking photos of some of the most beautiful, creative, and talented people around. Not only that, but he gets to get out of them what very few are invited to do, a photograph.
I first learned of who the man behind the photos were through tumblr. He posts a lot of his current stuff daily on there. Its really cool to see how and where he travels. I think at the time of writing this, he has posted from France. I’m seriously on a kick to learn how he does what he does, and how I can start to do what he does. I read an article interviewing him a while ago, and he just said that he jumped into it while he was in a band in LA, and just took over from there. Apparently his dad, Bob Richardson, was already a fashion photog and introduced him at a very young age to the world. I guess it just kind of stuck for him.
As you can see from the pictures I’ve posted here, he gets everybody.
I found a great article interviewing Terry. His mom actually dated Jimi Hendrix…crazy. Wild story with his father though. His mother got in a car crash when he was nine, I guess she was handicap since then. Wild.
How do you like his work? He’s inspiration to me. Thats a given.