Forums > Photography Talk > Terry Richardson pulls down $58M

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Mortonovich

Posts: 5536

San Diego, California, US

Forget the rest of the article. Check the part near the bottom:

"Richardson has shot ad campaigns for top fashion houses from Tom Ford to Yves Saint Laurent and made a whopping $58 million between June 2012 and June 2013."

http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=52518&st=0

Jul 13 13 12:57 am Link

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Mortonovich

Posts: 5536

San Diego, California, US

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn294/ghl420/DAAAAMN.jpg

Jul 13 13 12:59 am Link

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Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

ChiMo wrote:
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn294/ghl420/DAAAAMN.jpg

lol

Jul 13 13 01:02 am Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8448

Los Angeles, California, US

In 3, 2, 1...cue in the haters...

Jul 13 13 01:05 am Link

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WIP

Posts: 15540

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

$58 million between June 2012 and June 2013. I'd like to know where and how they got those figures especially as the end of June was only a few weeks ago.
$4+ million a month ! that's a calculation of shooting 12 months of the year.

Jul 13 13 01:16 am Link

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Mikey McMichaels

Posts: 2307

New York, New York, US

Those figures must come from the NTSB.

Jul 13 13 02:08 am Link

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Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

ChiMo wrote:
"Richardson...made a whopping $58 million between June 2012 and June 2013."

Uh huh.

Jul 13 13 02:44 am Link

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Nina Kadatko

Posts: 1

London, England, United Kingdom

Beautiful post, thank you! very motivating!

Jul 13 13 02:53 am Link

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Anthony S Photography

Posts: 67

London, England, United Kingdom

Well done Terry!

If you have the skills, connections and associated brand/market value, then it makes sense to exploit it while you can. Fashion is mega big business so the money is there.

You don't necessarily have to like him, but you've got to admit he's sitting in a very sweet spot indeed!

Jul 13 13 02:58 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Nice work if you can get it!

borat






Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jul 13 13 03:28 am Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

c_h_r_i_s wrote:
$58 million between June 2012 and June 2013. I'd like to know where and how they got those figures especially as the end of June was only a few weeks ago.
$4+ million a month ! that's a calculation of shooting 12 months of the year.

Call it a million a week.

Does that make sense for the cost of high end photography?

(I really have no idea)

Jul 13 13 03:29 am Link

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WIP

Posts: 15540

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

In Balance Photography wrote:

Call it a million a week.

Does that make sense for the cost of high end photography?

(I really have no idea)

If there paying it I'd have no problem.

Just about to draft a some letters (Tom Ford to Yves Saint Laurent)

Dear whoever it may concern,

I'm an average photographer but if you could hire me a great model(s), MUA's, stylist, assistants, camera, lighting, retouchers and a few more people just to hang around the hire studio I'm sure I could come up with some great images.

My fee would be reasonable only $1mill a week (I could bump it up another $20, 000 a week for lunches)  this would also help your tax loss..... better than handing the money over to the IRS.

Jul 13 13 03:37 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

c_h_r_i_s wrote:
My fee would be reasonable only $1mill a week.

I'm going to undercut you and go in at $900k

borat




Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jul 13 13 03:54 am Link

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PhillipM

Posts: 6545

Martin, Tennessee, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
In 3, 2, 1...cue in the haters...

Tisk Tisk

Is that all he could muster?

Jul 13 13 05:59 am Link

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Nick Peluffo

Posts: 120

Brooklyn, New York, US

I could finally afford the 50mm f1.8 I've been lusting after...

Jul 13 13 06:23 am Link

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Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7246

New York, New York, US

Wow! A photographer that actually makes millions...must be nice!!! Now I see why people want to shoot Fashion...  big_smile

Jul 13 13 06:26 am Link

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Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Yes, and they say there's no money in photography anymore...

Jul 13 13 06:38 am Link

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Eyesso

Posts: 781

Ormond Beach, Florida, US

I'll do it for....$5.8 million

Jul 13 13 06:42 am Link

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Fun City Photo

Posts: 1552

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Image Magik wrote:
Yes, and they say there's no money in photography anymore...

Sure not in TF shoots, I mean naked girls like most here are obsessed with.

Jul 13 13 06:43 am Link

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PIEntertainment

Posts: 1290

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I have a feeling that the total budget for those ad campaigns was $58 million dollars, he probably made maybe $5 million dollars, since we know that whatever the photographer gets is not likely to be 50% of the budget of a campaign, maybe 5% or 10% of the total budget. Either way good for him for making millions in one year.

Jul 13 13 06:43 am Link

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dontae dickerson

Posts: 9

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

Good for him If you can make that type of money. Why not making it then. Better than a lot of 9-5 jobs out here.

Jul 13 13 06:48 am Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 7931

Imperial, California, US

WTF!! Does he get indorsments from somewhere??? Does he have his own fragrance?? He can't be making that much just shooting. Maybe he does seminars!!:-)))))))

Jul 13 13 06:49 am Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12826

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I wonder about those numbers as well, June just ended.  I am sure he does gross millions, I am sure he has investments that allow him to never have to worry about working again.  I am also sure he has a good accountant who would minimize his tax requirements and never show that kind of number as income or recomended he publish numbers.

Jul 13 13 06:50 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8788

Seattle, Washington, US

ChiMo wrote:
Forget the rest of the article. Check the part near the bottom:

"Richardson has shot ad campaigns for top fashion houses from Tom Ford to Yves Saint Laurent and made a whopping $58 million between June 2012 and June 2013."

http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=52518&st=0

richard learoyd's photographs sell for about $40,000 each.

and in my opinion, his photographs are meaningful.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/71483_10151672970711802_138309342_n.jpg

i'd rather live off of one photograph a year then be terry richardson.

Jul 13 13 07:44 am Link

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RINALDI

Posts: 2543

Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Is this revenue or profit? Because if his expenses tops 57 million, he "just" makes 1 smile

Jul 13 13 07:48 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8788

Seattle, Washington, US

RINALDI wrote:
Is this revenue or profit? Because if his expenses tops 57 million, he "just" makes 1 smile

well...i'm guessing he's no leibovitz....

Jul 13 13 07:49 am Link

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udor

Posts: 22375

New York, New York, US

PIEntertainment wrote:
I have a feeling that the total budget for those ad campaigns was $58 million dollars, he probably made maybe $5 million dollars, since we know that whatever the photographer gets is not likely to be 50% of the budget of a campaign, maybe 5% or 10% of the total budget. Either way good for him for making millions in one year.

I would guess that this number is a combination between royalties, book sales, stock photography, licensing all compounded over decades AND current photoshoots.

Jul 13 13 07:57 am Link

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Mikey McMichaels

Posts: 2307

New York, New York, US

He does have a line of eyewear with Moscot.

If he bills for usage he may be getting revenue from old shoots still.

He's probably not making the bulk of that money from fashion shoots for American designers.

Foreign companies will pay a lot for his celebrity status.

Jul 13 13 08:22 am Link

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Garry k

Posts: 27189

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Cream always rises ...if it doesn't get stuck on someones pants first

tongue

Jul 13 13 08:26 am Link

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Designit - Edward Olson

Posts: 1637

Eureka, California, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
In 3, 2, 1...cue in the haters...

Why do we need haters when you are trolling already?

Jul 13 13 08:27 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36179

Upland, California, US

Terry Richardson pulls down $58M

Pocket change... I pulled that down in 3 weeks... that hack needs to find a real job... tongue

Jul 13 13 08:43 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8788

Seattle, Washington, US

Select Models wrote:
Terry Richardson pulls down $58M

Pocket change... I pulled that down in 3 weeks... that hack needs to find a real job... tongue

i'm sure terry pulls down more than just the money. 

//wink wink.

Jul 13 13 08:56 am Link

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Gulag

Posts: 1250

Duluth, Georgia, US

ChiMo wrote:
Forget the rest of the article. Check the part near the bottom:

"Richardson has shot ad campaigns for top fashion houses from Tom Ford to Yves Saint Laurent and made a whopping $58 million between June 2012 and June 2013."

http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=52518&st=0

If that's the case, it basically confirms you really have to do the opposite if everyone else is trying to produce "beautiful" images.  At all, "beauty" is merely an opinion.

Jul 13 13 08:58 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36179

Upland, California, US

L A U B E N H E I M E R wrote:

i'm sure terry pulls down more than just the money.  wink wink.

Are you SERIOUS?!?!?!?... I saw a picture of his butt ugly mug... and I'm thinkin 'oh Hell no'... lol

Jul 13 13 09:00 am Link

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New Art Photo

Posts: 701

Los Angeles, California, US

http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=52518&st=0

richard learoyd's photographs sell for about $40,000 each.

and in my opinion, his photographs are meaningful.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/71483_10151672970711802_138309342_n.jpg

i'd rather live off of one photograph a year then be terry richardson.

---OMG Saw this for for the first time, and thought: "Wow, wonder if Laubenheimer knows about this guy-- his photos are getting pretty close to this" lol  ( Then I saw you had posted the picture.)

Jul 13 13 09:06 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8788

Seattle, Washington, US

ChiMo wrote:
http://gagadaily.com/index.php?showtopic=52518&st=0

L A U B E N H E I M E R wrote:
richard learoyd's photographs sell for about $40,000 each.

and in my opinion, his photographs are meaningful.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/71483_10151672970711802_138309342_n.jpg

i'd rather live off of one photograph a year then be terry richardson.

New Art Photo wrote:
---OMG Saw this for for the first time, and thought: "Wow, wonder if Laubenheimer knows about this guy-- his photos are getting pretty close to this" lol  ( Then I saw you had posted the picture.)

learoyd is for sure a hero of mine.  but i'm not even close to his work, and it's not from a lack of trying!

Jul 13 13 09:19 am Link

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Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

You don't need to look for money, money can't buy you love.

Jul 13 13 09:19 am Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36253

San Francisco, California, US

He makes more than I do.

Jul 13 13 09:20 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8788

Seattle, Washington, US

to each their own....if he needs that much money then fine....let him make the photos he feels he needs to make.

Jul 13 13 09:24 am Link

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FEN RIR Photo

Posts: 719

Westminster, Colorado, US

lol, I'm stumped as to how anyone makes any money off this...

Jul 13 13 09:42 am Link