Terry Richardson - Photographer to adore

I love Terry's work... he has a way of capturing human nature at its rawest, without being gratuitous... here are some of my favorite images captured by him... read below for his bio courtsey of his fan page on Facebook... your thoughts? xx Candy

Terry Richardson (born 1965) is an American photographer.
Richardson was born in New York City, raised in Hollywood and Ojai California, and is the son of fashion photographer Bob Richardson. He attended Hollywood High School and Nordorff in Ojai. He was shy as a teenager and at some times deemed "completely lacking in social skills." "He played bass guitar in the punk rock band The Invisible Government for 5 years, was a great songwriter and wanted to be a rock star. Richardson began photography when the band broke up and his mother introduced him to Tony Kent the very loving and caring photographer who took him on as an assistant.[citation needed] Terry has shot advertisements for fashion designers, including Gucci, Levi's, Miu Miu, Eres, Tommy Hilfiger, Club Monaco, Supreme, Hugo Boss, Anna Molinari, Stussy, Baby Phat, Jigsaw, Costume National, Hysteric Glamour, Matsuda, and Sisley. Richardson has also shot editorial photographs for a Vogue, Vice, Harpers Bazaar, Penthouse The Face, GQ and Sports Illustrated. Richardson's photo books include, Hysteric Glamour, which was published in 1998; this was followed by Son of Bob in 1999, Feared by Men Desired by Women in 2000, Too Much in 2001, Terryworld and Kibosh, both released in 2004. Richardson is a notable exponent of the snapshot aesthetic alongside other contemporary photographers such as Nan Goldin,Wolfgang Tillmans and Martin Parr. Richardson's photographs are often to some extent autobiographical and frequently graphically depict sexual subject matter. A collection of Richardson's photography has recently been released by Taschen and sells for $600. This book is limited to 1,000 numbered copies and is signed by Richardson. More recently he has begun directing music videos, e.g. Young Love (band)'s Find A New Way . Richardson also appears briefly alongside Vincent Gallo in a 2007 Belvedere Vodka commercial.
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