Terry Richardson is the most recognized and probably the most controversial photographer in the art world. From stripping down naked while shooting risqué fashion work to publishing books filled with pictures of him receiving fellatio and having sex to collections of images of his feces, he’s a bit of a hotly-debated topic. And that’s not even mentioning the numerous first-hand accounts of Richardson allegedly sexually preying on models with whom he’s worked. But, if there’s one thing he’s got going for him, it’s his easily-recognized photographic style. With images that have graced the pages of almost every major fashion publication, from covers to editorials to ads, he knows how to get around.
His signature style is very simple and almost jarring, often shot as high key with the model posed against a white wall, using a bare flash for harsh, direct lighting. For those looking to replicate the “Terry Richardson Style” into your own work, the kind folks over at StyleMyPic show us how to do it with the most basic of gear.