This first full-career monograph, American publishing house Rizzoli has successfully compiled over 20 years of imagery testifying his work’s influence over contemporary culture.
Since Terry Richardson first rose to prominence in the 1990s, he has shocked and intrigued the world with his singular view and signature style of bold lighting, hypersexualized styling, and striking, off-kilter glamour. From glossy, high-end fashion photographs to raw in-studio portraits, Richardson’s work has had an unmistakable impact on contemporary visual culture.
This much-anticipated monograph is the first to cover Richardson’s complete career to date. It chronicles more than twenty years of photographs, advertising campaigns, and editorial work, revealing the evolution of Richardson’s style, an unexpected mix of glamour and rawness.
A two-volume set, which is separated into Richardson’s fashion photography and celebrity portraiture, features more than 600 photographs and includes early, rarely seen magazine work from now-defunct publications; iconic and influential work for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, i-D, Vice, and Interview; advertising work for brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, and A.P.C.; and very intimate studio portraits. This compilation is an intriguing look at the mark Richardson’s work has made on fashion, photography, and pop culture, and it captures his edgy, provocative style in a book that is as unusual and unforgettable as the photographer himself.