One look around Terry Richardson’s Instagram profile, and you can see that he’s worked with some pretty famous people. Richardson is famous for his unique style, and also for posting a ton of his unique content for free on sites like Tumblr, where he maintains a massive fan following.
Terry Richardson is a somewhat controversial fashion photographer, mostly because of his extremely unique style, who is most well known for working with designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Aldo, Sisley, and Supreme and for being featured in magazines like Rolling Stone, Vice, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, i-D, Arena, and Vanity Fair. Mr. Richardson’s style of photography is very unique and identifiable. His style includes using a punk aesthetic and a faux amateur aesthetic.
In 1994 Terry Richardson got his first pictures from a fashion shoot published in Vibe magazine, which was his first big break. In 2007 Mr. Richardson won a Silver Lion award for print at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for a campaign he did with Diesel.
Richardson launched his first lone exhibition in 2012. The exhibition was held in Los Angeles OHWOW Gallery and was titled “TERRYWOOD”. The exhibition remained in the gallery between February and March for just over one month, and also came out in book form as well. Terry Richardson has also been part of a charity that donates art to children’s hospitals called RxArt. He also participates in charities that help keep arts in schools, like Studio in a School, and charities that help wildlife conservation, like Elephant Family.
Mr. Richardson has also worked in video film on occasion and excels in that medium as well. In May of 2012 a video was released of supermodel Kate Upton performing the Cat Daddy dance in Richardson’s studio, the video quickly went viral and shortly there after Lady Gaga made the announcement that he would also be filming a documentary about her life. Since the late 1990s Terry has directed music videos for artists like Death in Vegas, Young Love, and Sky Ferreira. He also directed the video for Beyonce’s single “XO”, Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”, Lady Gaga’s “Do What You Want”, and Taylor Swift’s “The Last Time”.
Terry Richardson has thirteen photo-books available for purchase, ranging from 1998 to 2011. His most recent book, Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson is a photo-book that contains over 350 pictures documenting the period of Gaga’s life between The Monster Ball and the 2011 Grammy Awards. The photo-book contains pictures of Lady Gaga both in full costume and in simple makeup-less attire and pictures of her fans. Similar to other works that he’s done in the past.