Terry Richardson shot the calendar, which comes out next month, in Brazil with top girls like Abbey Lee, Miranda Kerr, Ana Beatriz-Barros, Georgina Stojiljkovic, Lily Cole, Daisy Lowe, Eniko Mihalik, and other models who were excited about getting naked in the woods with sloths for the chance to appear in the calendar. For the girls, this is a chance to really be themselves without having to sell clothes though they are selling tires. Great fun for all involved!
There's an old Terry Richardson photo going around the Internet that depicts the sexual harass-y fashion photographer in flagrante with an unidentified woman. Who is she? Gawker seems to find this argument convincing, but the actress's publicist issued an unequivocal denial — and even flacks rarely outright lie.
For many readers, New York magazine's profile of Terry Richardson this week was deeply unsatisfying. With all the talk of the photographer as "artist," critics saidit was as if his extensive misbehavior had never happened. Where was the dirt? Why wouldn't New York show us the real Terry Richardson?
Hadley Freeman: Fashion is bizarrely fond of celebrating men who are vile to women. Take Terry Richardson, whose pictures are boring and who has been been accused of preying on his models. A newly discovered Van Gogh work is a dud.
A complete list of the allegations made against the photographer was compiled by Marie Claire Australia. Model Liskula Cohen told Girlie Girl Army she had walked off a fashion shoot because Mr Richardson had "made her feel like a prostitute". Photographs of the Romanian model appeared in an exhibition of Mr Richardson's work entitled " Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture", but Ms Johansson later claimed she was pressured to pose naked under the premise of getting a modelling job.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Turns out the photographer was none other than Terry Richardson, the quirky master of humorous point 'n' shoot camera pics who has recently been embroiled in some serious accusations that he's mistreated models and pressured some into performing sexual acts on him.
For a model, taking off your clothes might not be an unusual request. But not every situation is equal. Inhumanly perfect.
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson characterized the internet as a "little cancer," "totally out of control," in a New York magazine profile published Sunday night, responding to allegations — many brought forward over the last four years on blogs and social media — that he has coerced models into performing sexual acts on him during photo shoots. The story, anticipated last week by Jezebelchronicles Richardson's "preposterously chaotic and unsupervised" childhood, history of drug abuse, and years of success in celebrity and fashion photography. Though some magazines and companies have recently distanced themselves from Richardson, many of his professional relationships are thriving.