For a model, taking off your clothes might not be an unusual request. But not every situation is equal. Inhumanly perfect.
Without warning, he asked her to pose topless. Ziff, a former face of Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic, today directs the Model Alliance, a nonprofit she founded two years ago to tackle abuses and try to transform the industry. The fact is, like the Facebook message, which was proven to be a complete fabrication, these stories are spread by people with an ax to grind and an agenda to push.
Ford model Caron Bernstein recalls feeling flattered when she first arrived in at the Lower East Side studio of famed photographer Terry Richardson. Bernstein had graced the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar during her fashion heyday, but she was approaching her mids by then and eager to promote her music career with a cool collaboration. After initial discussions around a big desk, the lensman known for his soft-porn aesthetic and ultra-bright flash quickly turned dark, she told the Daily News.
For many readers, New York magazine's profile of Terry Richardson this week was deeply unsatisfying. With all the talk of the photographer as "artist," critics saidit was as if his extensive misbehavior had never happened. Where was the dirt?
But that's not the whole story. Take Sarah Hilker, who was 17 when she first met the photographer in She describes a weird production line, where girls were pushed to undress and play with Richardson for the camera.
Left: Sena Cech with her children. Right: The cover of New York 's June issue. In an email to BuzzFeed on Monday, model Sena Cech called her alleged encounter with Terry Richardson at age 19 "sneaky, sleazy, weird and unexpected," criticizing this week's New York cover story on the photographer as seeming "to validate Richardson's disgusting behavior in the name of 'art.
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson characterized the internet as a "little cancer," "totally out of control," in a New York magazine profile published Sunday night, responding to allegations — many brought forward over the last four years on blogs and social media — that he has coerced models into performing sexual acts on him during photo shoots. The story, anticipated last week by Jezebelchronicles Richardson's "preposterously chaotic and unsupervised" childhood, history of drug abuse, and years of success in celebrity and fashion photography. Though some magazines and companies have recently distanced themselves from Richardson, many of his professional relationships are thriving.
YOUNG, inexperienced and desperate to impress, she peeled off her clothes and dropped to her knees. The fashion legend behind the camera then stripped off himself before thrusting his groin into her face. Photographer Terry Richardson was famed for going nude on his own shoots, such as the snap of him and Kate Moss. There is no suggestion of impropriety with any of these names.
Lindsay Jones never planned to speak publicly about her experiences with prolific fashion photographer Terry Richardson. The New York City-based designer and model considers herself a private person. No more.
A complete list of the allegations made against the photographer was compiled by Marie Claire Australia. Model Liskula Cohen told Girlie Girl Army she had walked off a fashion shoot because Mr Richardson had "made her feel like a prostitute". Photographs of the Romanian model appeared in an exhibition of Mr Richardson's work entitled " Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture", but Ms Johansson later claimed she was pressured to pose naked under the premise of getting a modelling job.