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18-02-2013
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^ And I can't believe what Charlotte Free had to say about him and models working under his "rule". It's despicable. I can't believe the fashion industry colludes with this person; I am offended each time I see celebrities posing with him. Is everyone OBLIVIOUS? I mean, what the hell? Gloria Steinem posed beside him recently. There should be a thread devoted just to the issues pertaining to him (or perhaps there is...)
I know. I can't believe she posed with him with full knowledge of who he is. I think we may take for granted what people who aren't as interested in fashion think or know about certain celebs. Terry Richardson is as synonymous with sleaze bag as Kardashian is with famewhore. But I think--perhaps I'm wrong and he's a lot more famous than I'm willing to credit for--most people wouldn't know who Terry Richardson is. Lucky them.

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^ And I can't believe what Charlotte Free had to say about him and models working under his "rule". It's despicable. I can't believe the fashion industry colludes with this person; I am offended each time I see celebrities posing with him. Is everyone OBLIVIOUS? I mean, what the hell? Gloria Steinem posed beside him recently. There should be a thread devoted just to the issues pertaining to him (or perhaps there is...)
I so agree with you, NPJ. I feel disgusted every time I see celebrities posing with him. Or even when they do photo shoots with Terry. It might sound silly to say, but hypothetically if I ever was famous in some sort of capacity I'd refuse to work with him (I feel the same way about John Galliano). I'm surprised more people don't do that. Morally I don't think I could work with Terry, his gross behavior is something I wouldn't want to be associated with. And I don't understand why people dismiss his behavior or how he even gets any work at all. His behavior is notorious within the industry. I was particularly shocked to see that photograph of Gloria Steinem with Terry, did she not know who he is? Maybe I'm taking for-granted the fact that as someone who follows the goings on in the fashion industry I know who Terry Richardson is. Others might not. In terms of his work, personally I don't find it that exciting since it's always shot for the male gaze (which if you think about it, it isn't that original, it's the bread and butter of fashion photography at this point).

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In terms of his work, personally I don't find it that exciting since it's always shot for the male gaze (which if you think about it, it isn't that original, it's the bread and butter of fashion photography at this point).
I find that quite odd. Why does an industry aimed overwhelmingly at women utilize erotic female imagery so often?

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Its a manual for women on how they should be when gazed at. Thats what attracts women in it. The option to put oneself in the mind of the other. To see what they desire about you. I find it degrading, but a lot of women dont and they feel attracted to it and i think its because of the above stated.

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I hate Richardson too. But want it or not, he IS an important part of the fashion photography as a whole, not in artistic way, but in commercial.
Sex sells and he made quite a lot of ad campaigns and editorial work which is sort of iconic nowadays and therefore his projects are important,
even though repulsive. Speaking of blurred boundaries between artistic and commercial work, his Repulsion editorial was exchibited in the galleries of London and New York.
And it reflects the spirit of the time without a doubt. His work is very much inspired by Bourdin, whose work made history too.



Crystal Renn by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris / designscene




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I used to like Terry's work because I generally like photos with a white background and the model almost looking shiny and glowing. And I never truly understood so much hate for him until now. I just searched his nude work and I have to say I'm truly disgusted, and it generally takes a lot for me to be disgusted.

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He's definitely stuck in the oral phase; Freud would've had a heyday with him! LOL.

Repulsive indeed.

Why are no men eating hotdogs? Or raw meat? He's a misogynist if I ever saw one.

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There's a huge difference between being racy and boring. Being visual is part of fashion so using tools available at one's disposal can make it a statement or sell poorly. I think nudity's not required but optional depending on the product. Either someone gets overstimulated or under stimulated then one wonders if the brand and photographer accomplished something? Interpretation is in the eye of the beholder.

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Its a manual for women on how they should be when gazed at. Thats what attracts women in it. The option to put oneself in the mind of the other. To see what they desire about you. I find it degrading, but a lot of women dont and they feel attracted to it and i think its because of the above stated.
Women are attracted to it because it gives them indeed a manual, a point of reference. But it's all due to being used to this kind of imagery; if women were raised differently, with different depictions of women, they would feel differently.

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Terry's shots are not artistic at all, obscene more like.
I agree with you. Coco Rocha said, “I’ve shot with Terry Richardson, but I didn’t feel comfortable and I won’t do it again.”


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^Ewww. There is sexually charged imagery, and then is porno charged imagery, and even though she is fully clothed, that is porno charged imagery. I'm glad she did as I recommend in my signature.

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Tasteful and intelligent use of the nude has been the focus of art since it's first inception and I'm personally, entirely, comfortable with it. I don't understand why it could be considered offensive when used in this context. The female form is, in my opinion, the most beautiful thing on the planet and possibly the universe and should be celebrated, worshipped and put on a pedestal.

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As we are living fully clothed and in a over-sexualized society, nudity has become touchy while it is the most natural thing on earth. Nudity must be appreciated not only in the perfection of the body (the idea we have of it) but rather in all its forms.

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Just to note, "the female body" is not an object. It houses, or more appropriately, it is part of a complete human being, with brains, emotions and ambitions. Those other human qualities are reduced when the focus is solely on the body.

Besides which, there is such a thing as tasteful nude images. I've seen plenty of those in fashion and art photography, painting and sculpture.

For me, it's the pervy, porn-like images - a la Terry Richardson or American Apparel advertising - that I take issue with. They don't celebrate "the female body"; they exploit it.

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The only time that it really bothered me was that infamous Vogue Paris calendar a few years back. Because to have a calendar for a fashion magazine that doesn't contain one single piece of clothing is to me just ridiculous
Hm... I think it almost gives Vogue Paris some credibility, or something like that to an extent. Those photos stopped being about clothes, it was more about art, the female form, just beauty. We are talking about the Daria shots right? I have that calendar & it was so beautiful- the photography was amazing & she looked stunning. It was evocative & powerful. I think that type of stuff has a place in fashion.

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