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?
August 5, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
Miss Minnelli is 65 damn years old, but she’s still got the stems of Catherine Zeta-Jones, the clavicle of Lindsay Lohan, and the ferocity of Patti Smith. There’s aging gracefully, and then there’s aging LOUD. Do not go gentle!
P.S. I did not initially catch that, in the photo up top, Liza is gussied up as a weary-eyed Statue of Liberty! Genius.
August 3, 2011 at 8:30 am by Jenn
All petty snark aside, Ke$ha seriously looks gorgeous in these photos. One hundred percent beautiful – no question about it. And there’s not even an innuendo of oral sex involved. That, my friends? Is a sign of true talent. That’s some good picture-taking right there.
You can also check out some of Terry’s other stuff on his website, Terry’s Diary. There are some pretty nice photos of Amy Winehouse circa 2007 that’ll tug at your heartstrings if these photos of Ke$ha looking as soft as a newborn kitten didn’t do it for you.
July 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
James Franco just did Vogue Hommes International and his spread was shot by the creepy-but-fabulous Terry Richardson. It is, predictably, about as delicious as eating a cheeseburger in bed. No half-baked Oscars hosting gig or gender-bending photo shoot will ever get me over this guy. He’s the closest thing we have to a James Dean, you know.
I’m just going to leave these here.
March 19, 2011 at 10:00 am by Molls
Ok, I’ll give you a couple more words, but really, just look at the picture for a minute. Doesn’t James Franco make such a dramatic-looking woman? Like if you gave him some finger waves, he could totally be banging Humphrey Bogart?
This is definitely what looks like another awesome photo shoot by Terry Richardson, and it’s for Candy, a newish magazine that refers to itself as “the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.” In related news, I am incredibly excited for the future.
October 6, 2010 at 8:31 am by Emily
Crystal Renn is one of those models that used to be a size 00 and then she realized that her lifestyle was killing her literally and otherwise so she gave up on the whole starvation thing and returned to the modeling game as a plus-sized model. She’s a size 10 now, when she first returned to the scene she was a size 12. Average.
For the October issue of Vogue Paris, Crystal shot this spread with photographer Terry Richardson. Both Terry and Crystal have a history of doing somewhat scandalous and highly sexual photographs, so the two of them together were bound to come up with something we haven’t seen before.
But the binge-eating theme they dreamed up, while oddly sexy, is causing a lot of controversy. Some are saying that Crystal is encouraging either binge eating or trying to show people how ugly it can look. Personally, I think they’re awesome photos and I was so distracted by how interesting they were to look at that I didn’t think of what statement they were trying to make. And honestly? Homegirl’s not a fatty or something. She still looks like a model binging on pasta to me, and I don’t think that that’s something really worth blowing out of proportion.
What about you guys? Do you see why concerns are being raised, or do you think that this is just another series of odd photos from Terry Richardson?