Photo: Terry Richardson poses with signature thumbs up sign. Via Terry’s Diary
The Terry Richardson controversy continues as over the weekend, news broke that a model by the name of Emma Appleton posted screen caps of an alleged conversation where Richardson reportedly offered the model a chance to be in Vogue in exchange for sex. You may remember that last month, the American photographer released a statement after all the sexual misconduct allegations defending himself and calling it “sloppy journalism”.
Terry Richardson with supermodel Kate Moss / Image: Terry’s Diary
While he may be one of the top fashion photographers in the world, rumors of Terry Richardson’s alleged sexual misconduct on set with models has been a source of controversy on blogs for quite sometime. Fashionista has reported about this back in 2010 and then again this year when a woman on Reddit told an alleged account of a very graphic incident on set in 2009. Through it all, Richardson has been silent on all the articles written. Until now.
The American photographer who has worked with Mango, H&M, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and countless other major fashion brands and publications, posted an open letter to Huffington Post earlier today. Richardson starts off by explaining why he chose to ignore the controversy up until now: “Four years ago, I chose to primarily ignore a cycle of Internet gossip and false accusations against me. At that time, I felt that to dignify them with a response was a betrayal of my work and my character. When these allegations resurfaced over the past few months, they seemed especially vicious and distorted, moving outside the realm of critical dialogue and becoming nothing more than an emotionally-charged witch hunt.”
Freja by Terry–Teaming up once again, photographer Terry Richardson captures Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen in some candid shots taken at his studio. The brunette beauty recently posed for the American creative in the spring advertising campaign from Zadig & Voltaire, where she evoked rock and roll cool in bohemian blouses and leather pants. See more of Terry’s Freja images below.
Lupita Nyong’o at Miu Miu Fall Show / Photo by Terry Richardson
At the Miu Miu fall 2014 show last Wednesday in Paris, fashion photographer Terry Richardson snapped some photographs of the celebrity guests including Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto. Also at the runway presentation were current and former Miu Miu faces Elle Fanning, Adele Exarchopoulos Lea Seydoux and Elizabeth Olsen. Discover more of Richardson’s images below from the event.
Rocker Chick–Danish top model Freja Beha Erichsen is back once again for the spring-summer 2014 campaign from Zadig & Voltaire. Posing for fashion photographer Terry Richardson, the dark-haired babe exudes rock and roll cool in billowing tops, leather pants and combat boots juxtaposed next to still life images. Also, make sure to see Freja in last season’s Zadig & Voltaire ads.
Bar Rafaeli, Wale + Diane von Furstenberg by Terry Richardson / Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com
It’s a Wrap – Diane von Furstenberg celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her iconic wrap dress with a feature in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar US (photo above). Model Bar Refaeli and rapper Wale appeared in the feature alongside the designer. Check out some outtakes from the shoot below from TerrysDiary.com.
XO – Following up her surprise album release, megastar Beyonce also released 14 accompanying videos to go along with her visual album concept. The singer looked to the world of fashion for inspiration with top models featured in her Yonce video, and enlisting fashion photographer Terry Richardson to direct her “XO” music video filmed in Coney Island. Check out the full thing below, and also look out for Jourdan Dunn in the video.
Shop with Miranda – Online fashion search database ShopStyle has tapped Australian model Miranda Kerr as the star of its national advertising campaign featuring print and television advertising. The print ad was photographed by Terry Richardson while the tv campaign was directed by Peter Glanz in New York. In the print image, Miranda poses with a ton of bags including the designs of BCBG and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Gaga Goes Green – Pop star Lady Gaga once again connects with friend and fashion photographer Terry Richardson for a series of candids showing off her green ‘do. The “Do What You Want” singer, who can currently be seen in Versace’s spring advertisements, shows off her playful side with snarls and thumbs up signs. Richardson also poses with Gaga as well in the colorful snaps.
Shoe Holiday – Following up its fall advertisements, shoe brand Aldo taps Terry Richardson once again to shoot a cast of all-star models for its holiday 2013 campaign. With creative direction by MP Creative, beauties including Jourdan Dunn, Ming Xi, Jessica Stam and Lily Donaldson are party ready with silver balloons and killer shoes ranging from ankle boots to sexy pump styles.