How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Sidewalk Café / Rumor has it...
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
13-06-2014
  556
Power to the 99%
 
fashionista-ta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hardly ever at Barney's
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,510
^ I like it! and have it bookmarked, thank you.


I was wondering if it might be possible to mark this and other threads with explicit content NSFW, for those of us who might be reading tFS at work?

__________________
There's a need for more individuality today, and my job is to cater to women, not dictate to them.
--Alber Elbaz
  Reply With Quote
 
15-06-2014
  557
V.I.P.
 
dsamg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,500
Here it is

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/06/terr...facebook_nymag

  Reply With Quote
15-06-2014
  558
V.I.P.
 
Not Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,738
He certainly had a horrifically sad childhood. Not that it excuses anything, but it does help you to see how or why he might long for attention.

Some choice quotations relating to the topic of this thread:

Quote:
His shoots could get wild, and he made no secret of that. In 2002, he told Vice about his forthcoming calendar for street-style brand Supreme, the goal being “to put together a calendar you could jerk off to.” The shoot, he revealed, “got a bit out of hand by the end. The woman producing the shoot got freaked out and had to leave. I think every person there ****ed someone. It was intense.”
Quote:
As Richardson’s career accelerated, his personal work became more intensely sexual. He now routinely took off his own clothes during shoots, which he explained as simply a gambit to make models comfortable posing naked. In what he would later describe as both a replacement for the substances he’d forsworn and a catharsis of his “issues,” he increasingly photographed himself, or was photographed by his assistants, in a multitude of explicit scenarios. “Doing that nude work and taking his own clothes off is how he got over his own shyness,” says Dian Hanson. “And he’s got a big dick. And once the world notices that, it’s kind of encouraging to continue taking your clothes off.”
Quote:
Steve-O, a member of the Jackass cast, recalls in his memoir an afternoon when Johnny Knoxville called and said, “Hey, I’m at Terry Richardson’s studio. He wants to do a bukkake shoot, and we’re just a few cocks short. You game?” Richardson photographed it all. He wanted Steve-O “pulling a girl’s hair while I shot a load on her face and someone else pointed a gun at her head.”
Quote:
Richardson seemed to relish having become what the Village Voice called the “notorious sleaze fashion photographer.” He’d tell models to call him “Uncle Terry.” In interviews, he’d say things like “I was a shy kid, and now I’m this powerful guy with his boner, dominating all these girls.”
I didn't think he'd ever been charged, but, apparently, he has been:

Quote:
In August 2003, a young Romanian model named Gabriela Johansson was dispatched by her agency, L.A. Models, to the Chateau Marmont, where Richardson was doing a casting session. During the shoot, she took her top off, but when he “pushed aggressively” for her to remove the rest of her clothes, she became “extremely uncomfortable,” according to a lawsuit she filed against Richardson in 2005, after a Richardson picture of her surfaced in an art exhibit. Johansson claimed that she’d been tricked into signing a release that had been presented as merely a “sign-in sheet.” A similar suit was brought against Richardson the same year, this one by a male model named Frank “Speedy” Lopera, who had appeared fully naked in Terry*world and later claimed he had been misled. Both were quietly settled.
There are some thought provoking parts about taking responsibility for choices made, for example....
Quote:
At some level, whether you believe Richardson was sexually coercive hinges on a judgment of the power dynamic in any given photo shoot, and of the agency of young models in the moral vacuum of the fashion world. “I think when you put yourself in front of a photographer, you have to have a clear idea of what you’re willing to do and what not,” says Freja Beha, the Danish supermodel. “[Richardson] has never taken me anywhere I’ve felt uncomfortable with. I’d even go so far as to say he’s one of the most sensitive people in the business, who’s quite honest about how he feels.”
But then...

Quote:
But he seems either unaware of or unwilling to acknowledge the ways in which coercion can be unspoken and situational. A prominent photography agent identifies the potential for abuse. “Kate Moss wasn’t asked to grab a hard dick,” this person says. “Miley Cyrus wasn’t asked to grab a hard dick. H&M models weren’t asked to grab a hard dick. But these other girls, the 19-year-old girl from Whereverville, should be the one to say, ‘I don’t think this is a good idea’? These girls are told by agents how important he is, and then they show up and it’s a bait and switch. This guy and his friends are literally like, ‘Grab my boner.’ Is this girl going to say no? And go back to the village? That’s not a real choice. It’s a false choice.”

__________________
Fashion: Don’t you recognize me? Death: You should know that I don’t see very well and I can’t wear glasses. Fashion: I’m Fashion, your sister. Death: My sister? Fashion: Yes. You and I together keep undoing and changing things down here on earth although you go about it in one way and I another. Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue Between Fashion and Death.”abridged

Last edited by Not Plain Jane; 15-06-2014 at 11:37 PM.
  Reply With Quote
15-06-2014
  559
trendsetter
 
inwhiterooms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,321
I honestly don't know what to believe...

__________________
http://chanelbagsandcigarettedrags.net
Instagram: chanelbagscigarettedrags
  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  560
trendsetter
 
KateTheGreatest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,402
This is just really sad, maybe he should go get some help.

__________________
.love will save the world.
  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  561
V.I.P.
 
Melancholybaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Greece
Gender: homme
Posts: 8,911
Both Terry's and his assistant's (a woman no less) comments about women being responsible for their actions (kind of like those saying it is a woman's fault for getting raped) were disgusting. I know this interview was done for damage control (which is why instead of shooting himself for the cover, they had Cass Bird photograph him) but all it did was give us insight about where his many psychological issues come from.

__________________
An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom
  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  562
front row
 
la veronika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 304
The more I read about Terry, the more I dislike him.
Before, when I didn't know about his ways in the studio, I kind of liked his work, but the more people come forward to testify what he's done, the more I'm disgusted by him.

  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  563
fashion insider
 
pixiedust1603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,343
Those quotes just show him to be repulsive.

  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  564
V.I.P.
 
TREVOFASHIONISTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: N.Y.C.
Gender: homme
Posts: 13,930
Not sure if we're allowed to reveal personal stories, but I do have a friend who was photographed by him and she did mention him trying to pursue her. I don't want to share her full story (it didn't involve anything as extreme as some accusations) but since she has mentioned this story a couple of years ago I just find him to be extremely creepy. The new story from that writer describes the exact personality of his assistant. I believe she is just as guilty as he is

__________________
Daria W.Maryna.Natasha.Sasha.Snejana
Malaika.Irene.Mijo.Cindy.Imaan
  Reply With Quote
16-06-2014
  565
Power to the 99%
 
fashionista-ta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hardly ever at Barney's
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,510
Thanks for posting highlights, NPJ.


Charged is different from sued, I guess ... really there could be a class action at this point, he's pulled this sh!t so many times.


And I agree, TrevoFashionisto, I'm not sure exactly where his assistant falls on the scale of guilt, but she sounds pretty despicable. When the female producer of a shoot 'gets freaked out and has to leave' ... well that's bad, right? In his mind, she's not up for the party it seems, but in her mind, I'm sure she thought everyone else had lost theirs.

__________________
There's a need for more individuality today, and my job is to cater to women, not dictate to them.
--Alber Elbaz

Last edited by fashionista-ta; 16-06-2014 at 05:49 PM.
  Reply With Quote
17-06-2014
  566
V.I.P.
 
BerlinRocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MilkyWay-Pluto-Earth
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,019
WOW. Did you guys read the comments on the NY mag's website, and instagram ? Some of the comments are tough.

I haven't liked Terry Richardson's work for a long time, but should we judge somebody's work on his/her behavior/political thoughts ? Should we stop reading Celine or Heidegger, since one knows they were pretty anti-semitic ? Should I pray everything Mandela, I mean the guy went to jail ? Was Michael Jackson a less good singer/on-stage-performer since he was a pedophile ?

And what about being a model ? You, guys, know it works when you are a young model. Promoters apartments ? Does that ring a bell ?

But indeed that piece of article comes weird .............


Last edited by BerlinRocks; 17-06-2014 at 09:31 AM.
  Reply With Quote
17-06-2014
  567
V.I.P.
 
MulletProof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 24,727
On The Guardian's homepage, this is awesome ...

http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...magazine-model

__________________
Metal teeth of carousels.
  Reply With Quote
17-06-2014
  568
.my prison is your brain.
 
HeatherAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,617
YES! So glad she responded. That whole article just had me going, "huh, what is the point of this?" Catchy headline to get computer clicks, but really doesn't address anything of substance.

They are out of their damn minds if they think his sob childhood story is going to make me sympathize with him. TONS of people have completely wacked out childhoods, but they don't grow up to be psychopathic predators.

Jamie Peck mentions speaking to him for over an hour, yet we got one measly quote. It seems to me NY Mag knew what kind of story they were going to write before it was even written. ...I wonder though, if they hired a woman to write it, would it have been so slanted in favor of Richardson? I think not.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
17-06-2014
  569
V.I.P.
 
Not Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,738
Quote:
TONS of people have completely wacked out childhoods, but they don't grow up to be psychopathic predators.
So true HeatherAnne.

Did you think the NY Mag article was slanted strongly in his favour? I think they might've tried to do that, but whether that was the case/their intention or not, I still came away from reading it with a decidedly negative view of him, regardless of his sad childhood or his "assistant" who says she had "fun" writing slut on her forehead and giving Terry blow jobs. As the quotes I highlighted suggest, the guy is oblivious to his faults. When someone has a tough past but works through it, becoming more self-aware in the process, then I have a tendency to be forgiving - or at least understanding. But Richardson is in constant denial.

Good for Jamie Peck for responding and thanks Mulletproof for posting that!

Quote:
BerlinRocks...should we judge somebody's work on his/her behavior/political thoughts ?
This is a unique question in Richardson's case, though, because his work - the work on which this thread is mainly centred - has been created through and by committing explicit harm to other human beings: i.e., it's the work itself that is exploitative, and in a physically harmful way. In his case, then, I'd say that, yes, we should judge it accordingly. It's not even within his personal life that he's allegedly assaulting or abusing young women; it's specifically under the auspices of working with them that he is. It's different, I guess, with Celine or Pound or Wagner, etc, since their personal anti-Semitic views, whether expressed in their work or in their personal lives, didn't lead to - or certainly wasn't created while - harming other humans. That is not to say it's okay - not at all. Let me be clear. It's just that it's slightly different. I hope you take my point. Separating art from artist is complicated, and probably something to look at in a case-by-case scenario. It's also very individual/subjective. Personally, I still like/listen to some of Michael Jackson's music but I abhorred the things I read/viewed about his private life.

With Richardson, for me anyhow, it's not complicated. I actually don't think any of his work is aesthetically good! - not the mainstream stuff he does with pop stars and major models, which I deem to be predictable, bland, sexist, and really quite boring, nor the underground work, which is, in my opinion, essentially pornography, of the worst order.

__________________
Fashion: Don’t you recognize me? Death: You should know that I don’t see very well and I can’t wear glasses. Fashion: I’m Fashion, your sister. Death: My sister? Fashion: Yes. You and I together keep undoing and changing things down here on earth although you go about it in one way and I another. Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue Between Fashion and Death.”abridged

Last edited by Not Plain Jane; 17-06-2014 at 06:32 PM.
  Reply With Quote
17-06-2014
  570
V.I.P.
 
Not Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,738
This is hyperlinked in the Jamie Peck response, but here's the direct link to Sean Cech's own response to Wallace's article.

It's disappointing that it sounds like he really manipulated the material! Certainly more than I was aware of when I first read it. : / Kudos to these ladies for responding with their own / full points of view:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/one-mod...nse-of-himself

__________________
Fashion: Don’t you recognize me? Death: You should know that I don’t see very well and I can’t wear glasses. Fashion: I’m Fashion, your sister. Death: My sister? Fashion: Yes. You and I together keep undoing and changing things down here on earth although you go about it in one way and I another. Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue Between Fashion and Death.”abridged
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
‘degrading, banned, controversial, degrading, finds, model, rasmussen, richardson, richardson’s, richardson’s, rie, terry, update, vogue, women, work, ‘degrading
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.