Have you heard about this book? It’s a book of photographs, 350 photographs, to be exact, that Terry Richardson took of Lady Gaga during a magical period in which he followed that crazy bitch around for ten whole months. Are you interested? Well, then let’s let the Lady herself give you a more solid synopsis:
“I didn’t hold anything back from Terry. He was with me every minute, every moment,” Gaga said. “He has photographs of me waking up in the morning, brushing my teeth, in the bathroom, in the bathtub. And the thing about Terry, if you know anything about his photography, is that nothing is staged.”
“What I love so much about Terry is that he thinks everything is so beautiful. I’m always, ‘Oh Terry, get out of here,’ and he’s like, ‘Oh, it’s so beautiful, let me just shoot it,’” she added. “I felt so comfortable with Terry. I love him so much. He’s a really close friend, and I feel honored that he traveled with me.”
“My favorite thing, honestly, is that he loved the fans. He shot the fans the same way he shot me: with no pretense. No ‘Well, she’s put out records and they haven’t.’ None of that. The music was all of ours,” she said. “He would come backstage and he would say, ‘Oh my God, the fans!’ And I’d say, ‘I know what you just photographed.’ And he’d say, ‘Baby, wow!’ And then he’d film me, like, peeing in a cup and, like, ridiculous things.”
Here’s a thought I never thought I’d think: “Wow, it might be kind of neat to see Lady Gaga pee in a cup.” But you know what? I thought it. I kind of love Terry Richardson, that fabulous, fabulous man, and if he followed Gaga around for ten months? I’m sure he shot something that will change the world.
Are any of you guys planning on picking up the book?