Terry Richardson was born in New York City in 1965. Now blurring the lines between artist and celebrity, he has become one of the most iconic and compelling photographers of his generation through his simple yet glaringly evocative portraits of celebrities and other public figures.
Unafraid and shameless in his approach to photography, Richardson’s lens captures the raw essence of his subjects under a vision that is at once humorous, tragic, provocative, and dynamic. He plays with ideas surrounding fame and celebrities, publicity, irony, and superficiality. He is something of a self-made icon, his signature glasses and thumbs-up pose being instantly recognizable fixtures in our contemporary cultural landscape.
Richardson’s works have been featured in multiple magazines and fashion campaigns including Rolling Stone, GQ, and Vogue, and Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, and Tom Ford. His work has also been featured at the Deitch Gallery (New York), the Orange County Museum of Art, the Half Gallery (New York), and the OHWOW Gallery (Los Angeles). He lives and works in New York City.