From Thumb-Sucking Reality Stars to Scalp-Licking Rappers

By: Rebecca Byers - Published: Jan 26, 2012
As one of the most coveted fashion photographers in the industry, Terry Richardson gets to spend a lot of time around celebrities. While the editorials and advertising campaigns shoots are always remarkably creative, some of Richardson's most interesting images are the product of low-key, casual photo shoots with Hollywood A-listers in his studio. Usually posing against the white walls of Terry Richardson's studio, supermodels like Candice Swanepoel and Abbey Lee Kershaw appear without makeup, honest shots that make some of his most simplistic work.

Terry Richardson has shot countless magazine covers and ad campaigns, and is arguably one of the only photographers to create images of celebrities that, even when over the top, feel a lot more genuine than the rest while maintaining a signature style.