Terry Richardson is a 47 year old New York born fashion portrait and documentary photographer. He was raised in Hollywood California and was known for being a very shy teenager in his high school years. Richardson’s father, Bob Richardson, was also a successful fashion photographer that struggled with drug abuse and schizophrenia.  Richardson has shot for Marc Jacobs, Aldo, Supreme, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent.  He has also worked on magazine editorials for the Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.  Richardson produced the ‘Global Warming Ready’ campaign for Diesel winning a Silver Lion for Print at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in 2007.  Richardson has also published 13 successful (if controversial) photo-books.  In December of 2012, Lady Gaga announced that Terry Richardson would be filming a documentary about her life.  Terry Richardson’s photography has always been extremely controversial due to its sexual nature.  Other players in the film industry have stood against Richardson but his models and many of the company’s he works for always stand by him and say that Richardson does not push any models to do anything they are not willing to do.


Terry Richardson has a very specific style.  Most notably, he puts high profile celebrities in mundane situations and using simple mechanics like instant cameras and white backdrops.  Terry Richardson is also known to trade his trademark glasses with his models so they can pretend to be him and vice versa.  Terry Richardson usually uses high contrast in his photos often taking them in black and white against white backdrops with harsh lighting.