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Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson in 2011
Born Terrence Richardson
(1965-08-14) August 14, 1965 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S
Alma mater

Hollywood High School
Nordhoff High School

Occupation Fashion photographer
Years active 1993–present
Agent art Partner
Style Punk aesthetic, “amateur” aesthetic
Home town Hollywood and Ojai, California, U.S.
Partner(s) Alexandra Bolotow
Children Rex Richardson, Roman Richardson
Parent(s) Bob Richardson
Website www.terryrichardson.com

I always say I make pictures rather than take pictures.
Like Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, and so many others before me, sexual imagery has always been a part of my photography.
Terry Richardson
Going into a shoot not fully knowing what I want to do – that excitement, that thing that happens, is just so powerful and makes such great pictures.
Terry Richardson
Over the course of my career, I have come to accept that some of my more provocative work courts controversy, and as an artist, I value the discourse that arises from this. I can only hope for this discourse to be informed by fact, so that whether you love my work or hate it, you give it, and me, the benefit of the truth.
Terry Richardson
It’s insane, the Internet. Totally craziness. Like a little cancer. People can just do whatever they want, say whatever they want, be totally anonymous. It’s totally out of control.
Terry Richardson
I like using snapshot cameras because they’re idiot-proof. I have bad eyesight, and I’m no good at focusing big cameras.
Terry Richardson
I want my photos to be fresh and urgent. A good photograph should be a call to arms.
Terry Richardson