“My practice mines the ideology of images. I appropriate pictures of historical and cultural moments to make collages, flags, installations, and videos. By reshaping images from mass-market books and popular films, I explore the legacy of an archived, public narrative. Using popular and accessible images that transmit a codified and stereotyped view of American values, my work relies on recognition of the original form but establishes an unorthodox version. Translation of the source material from one medium to another creates a new and often re-gendered narrative, one that is modified by my own views and which supplies an account beyond the existing record.”
Two sides to a profile: Terry Richardson.
It’s clear, Terry is surrounded by controversy - whether it’s his photos, his actions or his relationships with models. The New York Times recently published a profile on the photographer yet Jezebel didn’t feel it captured the whole story. Both are worth a read and both are worth dissecting: