Minimal. Vivid. Egoist. Provocative. Raw.
A few words to describe one of the industry’s finest photographers. Terry Richardson is undoubtedly a genius behind the lens. His infamous New York City studio hosted a plethora of the industry’s most influential personalities. Richardson is a NYC native who was raised in Hollywood, California. This explains his simple, high-pixeled approach to such glamourous photo-shoots. His juxtaposition of simplicity with High profile celebs makes his work distinct. His photography techniques speak to the mantra of Hip Hop En Vogue: combining Hip-Hop’s “trillest” artists with high-end editorials. Richardson’s distinct photography can be found far and near: Tom Ford, Gucci, Chloe, Mike Tyson, Miu Miu, Kobe Bryant, Vita Coco campaigns, & President Obama. Yes, Richardson is Obama big. Keep an eye out for this living legend. Below you’ll find a compilation of his best work with Hip-Hop influencers, including Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama x Terry Richardson
Andre Leon Talley x Terry Richardson
Young Jeezy x Terry Richardson
A$AP x Terry Richardson
The legendary Amber Rose x Kanye West x Terry Richardson
My dad went to art school with Andy Warhol, then ended up as a window decorator like Andy. He also wanted to be a painter, but a friend of his gave him a Roloflex and told him he should be a photographer. Then he met my mom and she gave up everything for him and supported him, and eventually we moved to Paris. My mom worked as his stylist, and we were all decked out in cowboy clothes which was quite a sensation. – Terry to Index Magazine