Practitioner research: Terry Richardson

by am109145

Terry Richardson is a practitioner that I have also admired. why? I feel that his work is playful, contains a lot of humour along with incredible amounts of positive energy.

Background Research:

– Terrance ‘Terry Richardson’

– American portrait and fashion photographer

– Born in New York City 1965

I first stumbled across Terry Richardson’s work after becoming obsessed with ‘Matthew Grey Gubler’ from the detective American program Criminal Minds where he stared as Dr. Reid. Once google’ing a fair few images of Matthew Grey Gubler I stumbled across these couple of images which completely blew my mind, not only because I have a slight crush on Dr. Reid but moreso due to the comic element that the photograph portrays and the use of black and white photography on a plain background which portrays the content in it’s rawest form.

The obsessive collection of Gubler photo’s collated on my macbook:

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All photo’s collated from Google Images: Typing in the search bar ‘Matthew Grey Gubler- terry’ :

I always wondered how the photographer managed to captured these photo’s which such clarity, emotion, humour and playfulness, once realising and discovering Terry Richardson I started to have a gander at the rest of his work and looked at the way that he conducts his photo shoots to create such astonishing imagery.

Other photographs from Richardson that particularly interest me:

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Barack Obama

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Cara Delevingne


Andres Velencoso






Cara Delevingne





Big Sean