I just think he’s an utter creep and a pathetic, perverted excuse for a photographer and human being. He’s allegedly abused and taken advantage of girls he’s worked with, not only asking them to pose for pornographic shoots but also pressuring them to give him sexual favours, ejaculating on his models without them realising while photographing them, and urgh, if you google ‘Terry Richardson rape’ the results speak for themselves.
He’s just really twisted, on top of the sexual abuse allegations against him he has depicted himself copulating with a sheep, asked to play with a model’s used tampon and MAKE TEA with it, photographed girls with ‘SLUT’ written across their heads while they give him oral sex, photographed himself ejaculating on rugs in random hotel rooms… Photos like this (click with caution!) make me so angry, he’s just so seedy. He left his first wife after she was diagnosed with cancer and married another model, apparently he forced prepubescent girls to perform sexual acts on each other for a shoot when they couldn’t even speak English, and some of his photos actually simulate rape, which I think is absolutely disgusting and completely inexcusable. The list goes on and on.
He’s a monster, and yet he continues to get hired, I don’t see why an alleged sexual predator is continually praised, people seem to think what he does is ‘okay’ because it’s ‘art’ and I once heard someone say it’s just the ‘way of fashion’ and models have to give sexual favours to men like him in order to ‘make it’, and it makes me sick, it’s not okay for a man to abuse and take advantage of a girl just because he has a camera in his hand.
And he doesn’t exactly help himself by saying stuff like: “I was a shy kid, and now I’m this powerful guy with a boner, dominating all these girls.” "It’s not who you know, it’s who you blow. I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing." and he likes his models to refer to him as Uncle Terry, which is just so damn creepy
I also think his work is mediocre, unoriginal and tasteless, nearly all of his work with women is the same: slightly over-lit, white back-drop, the model is barely dressed and simulating oral sex on some inanimate object. I like his 07 work for Paris Vogue, I’m not saying he’s completely untalented or anything, but I personally encourage people to boycott his work, because he is disgusting and fucked up.