Terry Richardson is an internationally known photographer having captured some of the most prominent pop stars, models and political figures out today from President Barack Obama to Jay-Z. He is best known for his raw street shots and sexually suggestive portraits shot on a white background with high flash. Richardson has been commissioned by countless magazines including Rolling Stone, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, French Vogue and British Vogue. He has also been the creative eye behind the lens of fashion advertisement campaigns for Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu and Chloe. His work is on display across the coffee tables of homes and on the walls of dorm rooms everywhere and he's even published a few books of photography with major art publisher Taschen.
Terry Richardson is the son of renown fashion photographer Bob Richardson and dancer Norma Richardson (who later changed her name to Annie). He was born in New York City in 1965 but started moving around shortly after his parents divorced when he was 10. As a result, he spent most of his childhood in the Southern California neighborhoods of Hollywood and Ojai. His life in California was a polar opposite from the glitz and glamorous lifestyle he had been swept in to by his parents. Shortly after his parents divorce (and his mother re-married), his mother Annie was in a car accident that caused her permanent brain damage though not severe. The accident caused the family to suffer financially and be on welfare.