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NYC fine art nudes
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In todays NY Post:

http://nypost.com/2013/11/03/exposing-t … e-pervert/

Many interesting things I didn't know.
Nov 03 13 06:34 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


I was born and raised in NYC but haven't lived there for quite a number of years.

When i did live there, everyone thought that The Post was a piece-of-shit tabloid, suspect in its legitimacy, and always had an agenda based on sensationalist horseshit.

Has this somehow changed, or is it the same rag it has always been?

Also, and I sure as hell don't want to go through the whole thread started by the MM model that started the petition, I'm pretty sure SHE HAS NEVER MET NOR WORKED WITH TERRY RICHARDSON.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Otherwise, the 'legs' of this petition are no stronger than overcooked spaghetti.
Nov 03 13 06:43 am  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,677
Atlanta, Georgia, US


First the post lol - its a POS tabloid.

Second how do you expose a person whose blog and website has show exactly who/what he is for many years?  I think Terry has exposed himself enough if you have ever seen it.
Nov 03 13 06:46 am  Link  Quote 
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Brooklyn Bridge Images
Posts: 9,283
Brooklyn, New York, US


A Visual Haiku wrote:
Has this somehow changed, or is it the same rag it has always been?

Its worse now

Nov 03 13 06:52 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


Does Richardson give you guys a commission when you make him extra money like this?  Probably to busy laughing about it to be able to write the check.
Nov 03 13 06:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 3,344
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


A Visual Haiku wrote:
I was born and raised in NYC but haven't lived there for quite a number of years.

When i did live there, everyone thought that The Post was a piece-of-shit tabloid, suspect in its legitimacy, and always had an agenda based on sensationalist horseshit.

Has this somehow changed, or is it the same rag it has always been?

Also, and I sure as hell don't want to go through the whole thread started by the MM model that started the petition, I'm pretty sure SHE HAS NEVER MET NOR WORKED WITH TERRY RICHARDSON.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Otherwise, the 'legs' of this petition are no stronger than overcooked spaghetti.

Don't underestimate it. I wouldn't sign it because I don't think people should be persecuted without trial. However companies will not want their name tarnished by association.

But what is in doubt about the story other than the fact it may be an exaggeration considering petition only has 12000 signatures? It's a moral panic that is what the press do.


However, I have immense respect for Rie Rasmussen. She is an exceptional model, probably one of the best ever. She is also a super actress and director. Watch Angel A it's superb. Breathtakingly original movie and Rie is enchanting to behold. She is also an accomplished fine artist specialising in erotic form to boot so no prude. It's her concern and outburst against Richardson we should take seriously not the MM models petition.

Nov 03 13 06:58 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


K E E L I N G wrote:
Does Richardson give you guys a commission when you make him extra money like this?  Probably to busy laughing about it to be able to write the check.

If this is a viable way to more work & moolah, y'all are welcome to start saying shit about me... lol

smile

Nov 03 13 06:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NYC fine art nudes
Posts: 157
New York, New York, US


Call me a simpleton, I like the NY Post.
Nov 03 13 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


Eliza C  new portfolio wrote:

Don't underestimate it. I wouldn't sign it because I don't think people should be persecuted without trial. However companies will not want their name tarnished by association.

But what is in doubt about the story other than the fact it may be an exaggeration considering petition only has 12000 signatures? It's a moral panic that is what the press do.


However, I have immense respect for Rie Rasmussen. She is an exceptional model, probably one of the best ever. She is also a super actress and director. Watch Angel A it's superb. Breathtakingly original movie and Rie is enchanting to behold. She is also an accomplished fine artist specialising in erotic form to boot so no prude. It's her concern and outburst against Richardson we should take seriously not the MM models.

I'm simply looking at this from a perspective of accountability. If a woman wants to try to have the guy arrested, so be it.

But this is about a petition started by someone who has never met the guy, signed by people who have nothing to do with any of it, written about it by 'journalists' who don't verify anything, let alone search for 'facts.'

That is the basis of my wondering why 99.99% of the world even give a shit about any of this. I'm actually sitting here waiting for a phone call that my son and daughter-in-law are on their way to the hospital to have my first grandkid.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be using all this energy to.... type... lol

Nov 03 13 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


NYC fine art nudes wrote:
Call me a simpleton, I like the NY Post.

Nothing wrong with that, as long as you put it in the context of entertainment first, news source, second (or maybe, like, tenth...)

tongue

Nov 03 13 07:03 am  Link  Quote 
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GER Photography
Posts: 7,758
Imperial, California, US


YAWN!!
Nov 03 13 07:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Tony Lawrence
Posts: 19,068
Chicago, Illinois, US


A Visual Haiku wrote:

I'm simply looking at this from a perspective of accountability. If a woman wants to try to have the guy arrested, so be it.

But this is about a petition started by someone who has never met the guy, signed by people who have nothing to do with any of it, written about it by 'journalists' who don't verify anything, let alone search for 'facts.'

That is the basis of my wondering why 99.99% of the world even give a shit about any of this. I'm actually sitting here waiting for a phone call that my son and daughter-in-law are on their way to the hospital to have my first grandkid.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be using all this energy to.... type... lol

In a fair world it shouldn't mean anything but its been reported and spoken about on the Huffington web site and companies do pay attention to things.   Will it do real damage to TR, I doubt it but if it cost me ONE job the person who started the petition would hear from my lawyers and I wouldn't care if they didn't have a dime to their name.   Whatever they earned if I won a judgment against them they'd pay me.   TR is talented but there are lots of talented shooters with less baggage.   You're right about 99% of the world not caring but in the fashion world where he works some may.

Congrats on your grandkid!

Nov 03 13 08:26 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,334
Salem, Oregon, US


In November 2012, Bruce Willis’ and Demi Moore’s daughter Scout tweeted that “last night Terry Richardson tried to finger me. I didn’t let him, obviously. But I did let him photograph me topless in the bathroom.”

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to me this is the whole thing in a nutshell. instead of calling the cops or leaving she let him photograph her topless in the bathroom (hehe). reminds me of threads i've seen here on mayhem. i don't get it. if the photographer is committing a crime then they should leave and/or call the cops already. but if it's just some sort of sex game between two consenting adults then maybe no crime has been committed and there shouldn't be so much fuss made about.

is there a woman in america who hasn't read the rumors about terry at this point? yet they still keep shooting with him. hmmm ….

i guess it all boils down to whether it's a crime or just consenting adults getting their freak on (or using each other to advance their respective careers). and whether there are any laws about workplace behavior that apply to photo shoots.

but if a model goes along with terry because she wants to advance her career or likes to get her freak on that way then i don't see how she has a leg to stand on if she complains about it later. but if her agency is basically pimping her out then that sounds like something where maybe the cops should be involved.
Nov 03 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


Tony Lawrence wrote:

Congrats on your grandkid!

Thanks! Anytime now... lol

smile

Nov 03 13 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 3,344
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


A Visual Haiku wrote:
I'm simply looking at this from a perspective of accountability. If a woman wants to try to have the guy arrested, so be it.

But this is about a petition started by someone who has never met the guy, signed by people who have nothing to do with any of it, written about it by 'journalists' who don't verify anything, let alone search for 'facts.'

That is the basis of my wondering why 99.99% of the world even give a shit about any of this. I'm actually sitting here waiting for a phone call that my son and daughter-in-law are on their way to the hospital to have my first grandkid.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be using all this energy to.... type... lol

As I said I don't give it credence and wouldn't sign it.  I give Rie Rasmussens attack on him credence however. The thing is one if these women had to bring charges. Hopefully they will in time. There was a relatively big fashion photographer here on MM who got away with it for ages and several of us fell foul of him or had lucky escapes. But a model did bring charges in the end and he got three years and put on the sex offenders register. I have no sympathy with the argument that the girls shoot with Richardson so they get what they ask for. The pressure can be great for a model, a big photographer is a big chance and casting couch favours are not acceptable: it's abuse of position. You don't excuse it and blame the model. But someone has to make charges.


Hope the birth goes well! smile

Nov 03 13 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
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Salem, Oregon, US


did ms. rasmussens ever work with terry? or is she just going on hearsay?

Eliza C  new portfolio wrote:
As I said I don't give it credence and wouldn't sign it.  I give Rie Rasmussens attack credence however.

Nov 03 13 09:06 am  Link  Quote 
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studio36uk
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Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna


If this whole petition business was a fire it wouldn't even be worth a bucket of water.

Studio36
Nov 03 13 09:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 3,344
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


ontherocks wrote:
did ms. rasmussens ever work with terry? or is she just going on hearsay?


I am led to believe that is the case.

Nov 03 13 09:18 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
Posts: 557
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


ontherocks wrote:
did ms. rasmussens ever work with terry? or is she just going on hearsay?

This article tells me that she has opinions of his work, but didn't actually work with him.
http://nymag.com/thecut/2010/03/model_r … _terr.html

This article says that he used pics of her in his book, but it doesn't state (clearly, at least) that they were pics they shot together.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/1 … 96491.html

This sentence is so vague (IMO) it makes little sense: "Richardson, who recently shot the Pirelli 2010 calendar (NSFW pics at the link), upset Rasmussen by using photos of her in his "Terryworld" book that featured compromising images of underage girls..."

I mean, does that mean she was in the calendar? (article doesn't list her as one of the models that was), what photos are they talking about? For all we know, TR bought the rights to a pic of Rasmussen at a party and published it to make fun of her (which again, might be dipshitty, but isn't illegal.

And then of course, there are articles on the feminist blog Jezebel... which have as much credibility as the Post stuff.

Again, I am a fan of actual facts as much as anybody, so I am more than happy to see some evidence that is more than opinion that TR is just being TR, which isn't actually a crime...

Nov 03 13 09:21 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


Eliza C  new portfolio wrote:
Hope the birth goes well! smile

Thank you. Some may wish for the baby to be healthy; my wish is that he is as cool as his grandfather... lol

(well, healthy too, of course...)

Nov 03 13 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
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if he had a release isn't he allowed to do that? if he didn't have a release couldn't she sue him for defamation? i'm a little surprised one of the models hasn't hired gloria allred.

A Visual Haiku wrote:
This sentence is so vague (IMO) it makes little sense: "Richardson, who recently shot the Pirelli 2010 calendar (NSFW pics at the link), upset Rasmussen by using photos of her in his "Terryworld" book that featured compromising images of underage girls..."

Nov 03 13 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
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jimmi L
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US


ontherocks wrote:
if he had a release isn't he allowed to do that? if he didn't have a release couldn't she sue him for defamation? i'm a little surprised one of the models hasn't hired gloria allred.


See, that's what I mean - I can't say that I know if it's a pic he took, bought, or what.

Plus, the insinuation, 'compromising images of underage girls...' isn't backed up by stating whether in fact, there are actually images of females under the age of 18 in the book.

Nov 03 13 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


ontherocks wrote:
if he had a release isn't he allowed to do that? if he didn't have a release couldn't she sue him for defamation? i'm a little surprised one of the models hasn't hired gloria allred.

My interpretation of that quote is that she isn't upset because he didn't have a release, it's that she didn't approve of WHERE he put the pictures.  She doesn't want to be associated with what she considers to be bad things, and after the fact she's all pissed off.

I haven't seen Terryworld and don't have any clue about the validity of the underage girls claims, so I have no opinion of whether she's justified or not.  It just seems that's her point.

Since she's taking her crusade to fb and not a court of law, my guess is her claims aren't based in fact.

Nov 03 13 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
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Salem, Oregon, US


we shot a 25 year old model once and were accused of the underage thing. some women photograph younger than their years. and we weren't doing barely legal kind of stuff.

A Visual Haiku wrote:
Plus, the insinuation, 'compromising images of underage girls...' isn't backed up by stating whether in fact, there are actually images of females under the age of 18 in the book.

Nov 03 13 09:47 am  Link  Quote 
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Verco Handel
Posts: 293
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


12000 votes?

Yay!
Nov 03 13 09:49 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,334
Salem, Oregon, US


is it traditional for models who have signed a release to have control over where their images get used? what about ads for gay awareness or abortion or depends diapers …

i can see an argument for him not being the most considerate person ever. but is there a smoking gun here? or just an attempt to try him in the court of public opinion? which to me is a slippery slope.

seems like there are some remedies for models:
* don't work with him
* don't sign a full release (put in lots of caveats about usage)
* if he tries something inappropriate then leave and/or call the cops depending on the nature of what happened. but fingering without permission (if that's what happened) seems bad to me. heck, my wife won't even let me do that! or having the entire crew on set basically taunt the model into a blow job (does that even work in frat houses anymore? maybe if it's being filmed for pornhub)

K E E L I N G wrote:
My interpretation of that quote is that she isn't upset because he didn't have a release, it's that she didn't approve of WHERE he put the pictures.  She doesn't want to be associated with what she considers to be bad things, and after the fact she's all pissed off.

Nov 03 13 09:55 am  Link  Quote 
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DOUGLASFOTOS
Posts: 8,237
Los Angeles, California, US


Well since it is The New York Post..It must be freaking Legit!
Nov 03 13 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,821
Los Angeles, California, US


K E E L I N G wrote:

My interpretation of that quote is that she isn't upset because he didn't have a release, it's that she didn't approve of WHERE he put the pictures.  She doesn't want to be associated with what she considers to be bad things, and after the fact she's all pissed off.

I haven't seen Terryworld and don't have any clue about the validity of the underage girls claims, so I have no opinion of whether she's justified or not.  It just seems that's her point.

Since she's taking her crusade to fb and not a court of law, my guess is her claims aren't based in fact.

We live in a time where people emulate the tabloid style to the max, without knowing the details, the photographer is described as disgusting and he should condemned for this and that. According the Post article, H&M has said they will not work with TR and that is a big blow. Normally, fashion houses do not make such statements. H & M is a very sensitive company and scared of offending. They are not Tom Ford who is really edgy and provocative. Fashion houses are run by people who generally speaking who have edge, and often they like provocative.

To see if the petition is effective it will take about six months from now. However, most fashion houses even if they are persuaded to not use TR will not say that's the reason as they are submitting to having their choice of photographers determined by people who do not buy their products and that doesn't usually work for them.

The other thing that will be hard to judge if the petition is effective is that fashion houses change their advertising direction at times and drop established photographers. Mario Testino was almost like Mister Versace. He got dropped and Mert and Marcus took over and then after one campaign Dontella gave them the message for the next : "This time it is about the model and the clothes." Kate Moss looked sexy and not like she was from some sixties James Bond set filtered through lysergic acid and it didn't look like Mert and Marcus at all.

Unlike the calendar shot TR's work is governed by what fashion houses want when they hire him.

He keeps himself in clients' eyes by using his blog and shooting celebrities who are in the mood to expose themselves. TR may have had too fun and may have been terribly manipulative in doing the "work" that became the book, Terry's World, but fashion houses will not like any model telling them who they can hire, no matter if it is Cocha Rocha, by saying that she'll blacklist a photographer. She's lucky to get away with it.

Nov 03 13 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


ontherocks wrote:
is it traditional for models who have signed a release to have control over where their images get used? what about ads for gay awareness or abortion or depends diapers …

i can see an argument for him not being the most considerate person ever. but is there a smoking gun here? or just an attempt to try him in the court of public opinion? which to me is a slippery slope.

seems like there are some remedies for models:
* don't work with him
* don't sign a full release (put in lots of caveats about usage)
* if he tries something inappropriate then leave and/or call the cops depending on the nature of what happened. but fingering without permission (if that's what happened) seems bad to me. heck, my wife won't even let me do that! or having the entire crew on set basically taunt the model into a blow job (does that even work in frat houses anymore? maybe if it's being filmed for pornhub)


You are trying to apply cut and dried logic to a girl who's pissed off on facebook.  wink

Nov 03 13 10:13 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


LA StarShooter wrote:

We live in a time where people emulate the tabloid style to the max, without knowing the details, the photographer is described as disgusting and he should condemned for this and that. According the Post article, H&M has said they will not work with TR and that is a big blow. Normally, fashion houses do not make such statements. H & M is a very sensitive company and scared of offending. They are not Tom Ford who is really edgy and provocative. Fashion houses are run by people who generally speaking who have edge, and often they like provocative.

To see if the petition is effective it will take about six months from now. However, most fashion houses even if they are persuaded to not use TR will not say that's the reason as they are submitting to having their choice of photographers determined by people who do not buy their products and that doesn't usually work for them.

The other thing that will be hard to judge if the petition is effective is that fashion houses change their advertising direction at times and drop established photographers. Mario Testino was almost like Mister Versace. He got dropped and Mert and Marcus took over and then after one campaign Dontella gave them the message for the next : "This time it is about the model and the clothes." Kate Moss looked sexy and not like she was from some sixties James Bond set filtered through lysergic acid and it didn't look like Mert and Marcus at all.

Unlike the calendar shot TR's work is governed by what fashion houses want when they hire him.

He keeps himself in clients' eyes by using his blog and shooting celebrities who are in the mood to expose themselves. TR may have had too fun and may have been terribly manipulative in doing the "work" that became the book, Terry's World, but fashion houses will not like any model telling them who they can hire, no matter if it is Cocha Rocha, by saying that she'll blacklist a photographer. She's lucky to get away with it.

I haven't looked into it, is she even a viable working model?  If not, then crusades like this on FB usually have a very short shelf life, and the chances are nothing will come of it.  If she isn't even on the fashion houses radar then it will take a very large petition for them to worry about the effect it has on the consumers and themselves.

Nov 03 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
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Salem, Oregon, US


good point. reminds me of when tiger's mistresses came forward. seems like their main complaint was that they thought they were the only mistress!

maybe next life i'll be female and understand it better.

K E E L I N G wrote:
You are trying to apply cut and dried logic to a girl who's pissed off on facebook.  wink

Nov 03 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
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LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,821
Los Angeles, California, US


K E E L I N G wrote:

I haven't looked into it, is she even a viable working model?  If not, then crusades like this on FB usually have a very short shelf life, and the chances are nothing will come of it.  If she isn't even on the fashion houses radar then it will take a very large petition for them to worry about the effect it has on the consumers and themselves.

It's a petition site that she is on, change.org  actually and yes, H &M tweeted this:  "H&M        ✔ @hm

@kimkonnoth If these accusations are true, it’s totally unacceptable to us. Currently we’re not working with Terry Richardson.
1:12 AM - 19 Oct 2013"

In the tabloid style, Post announces that H&M's tweet means they are reconsidering. Yes, just like they did in 2010 when he got hit with a campaign to take him out of fashion.

Fashionista is better and more restrained: http://fashionista.com/2013/10/will-fas … ichardson/

His latest fashion shoot was for the Kardashian Line. Since the Fashionista article date the petition has jumped from 6,000 to over 12, 300. That's a huge leap.

Because it is now getting tabloid support and people are tweeting fashion founders the effect is much effective than it first looks. The more the bigger circulation players pick it up then it will be on television, morning television even: should T.R. be banned. Ruining someone's career can be so good for ratings.

Nov 03 13 10:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Tony Lawrence
Posts: 19,068
Chicago, Illinois, US


A little background.   The model who started the petition is a member here.   She is not a fashion model nor does she seem to be signed or know TR.   As for a petitions effectiveness.   When  its being written about and appearing on covers as well as major web sites you can bet people may take notice.   Celebrities live on gossip and controversy but companies usually don't want it.  Its just easier to use other photographers.   This could cost TR lots of money.
Nov 03 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


Tony Lawrence wrote:
A little background.   The model who started the petition is a member here.   She is not a fashion model nor does she seem to be signed or know TR.   As for a petitions effectiveness.   When  its being written about and appearing on covers as well as major web sites you can bet people may take notice.   Celebrities live on gossip and controversy but companies usually don't want it.  Its just easier to use other photographers.   This could cost TR lots of money.

Hopefully not, but as the old saying goes... Live by the sword die by the sword.

Nov 03 13 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeta Rosandic
Posts: 951
Santa Fe, New Mexico, US


The NY Post also "outed" a man as Banksy recently. The young man then claimed was Banksy is actually a close friend of mine and is definitely not Banksy. I wouldn't believe everything you read in there.
Nov 03 13 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,351
Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada


Okay..but seriously..he naever made any secrets about himself being a perv...and this article paints women as either too stupid and weak to say no to shooting with him, or so crazed to reach the top they will do whatever it takes.
I don't see his work as amazing,b ut I don't know shit obviously. What I do know is he bangs a ton of models and openly admits it...you don't step in front of a moving bus no matter if it knocks you closer to your destination or not.
Nov 03 13 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 3,344
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Just to clarify.
I also think the petition is stupid. If he has done something wrong I do not understand why nobody has brought charges; therefore to have a vigilante campaign without evidence is pointless and could be damaging to someone innocent if such becomes normal practice.

But Rie Rasmussen's attack along with other models including Coco Rocha and Jamie Peck was made back in 2010 and this is what does concern me; and has done since. They did allegedly shoot with him. But it is actually Rie Rasmussen's allegation that he was using young models in compromising positions that concerned me most; and her understanding of the modelling industry and point that models are afraid to say no. I have been in that situation with a big shot fashion photographer and I was not young. But I was made to feel I'd never get anywahere if I said no and that he wouldn't shoot me if I didn't perform sexual acts; so can empathise. I declined of course but couldn't model for a long time because I felt sick to the gut about it. I also wondered how many times he got away with it with bright young hopefuls who looked up to him. He got his comeuppance thankfully because he was eventually charged with assault and got three years.

So know if this IS happening...and I am not saying it is...then I am concerned and every decent person should be. However; as far as I know nobody has pressed charges. So it remains a concern but is it a crime to ask a woman to play with herself for example? No probably not but it makes him an utter scumbag using his position to abuse women. And while I don't go along with the petition, if I was a company director I wouldn't want my company associating with his name. Furthermore I do indeed think as Rie says some of his images are degrading to women.

So hope that clarifies my position on the matter but yes take the point about the petition and the NY times moral panic. The petition does not warrant news; and I wouldn't sign it. Nevertheless if what the models he HAS worked with are saying is true, then the man is a pig and if companies are pulling out all well and good. Anybody trying to blame the girls saying well they shouldn't work with him they know what to expect is not a valid argument since it is very difficult for a model sent by an agency to work with some big shot to decline. If however he is innocent of these accusations then he needs to see his solicitor.
Nov 03 13 11:24 am  Link  Quote 
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udor
Posts: 22,076
New York, New York, US


A Visual Haiku wrote:
I mean, does that mean she was in the calendar? (article doesn't list her as one of the models that was), what photos are they talking about? For all we know, TR bought the rights to a pic of Rasmussen at a party and published it to make fun of her (which again, might be dipshitty, but isn't illegal.

I think it would be interesting to see if her verbal attack on him was before or after that book was published with her pic in it.

If the book was before the incidence... well... that might explain her attack as her main motivation, which then would be more about herself then about the other girls.

Nov 03 13 11:33 am  Link  Quote 
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Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


NYC fine art nudes wrote:
Call me a simpleton, I like the NY Post.

and TMZ? lol

Nov 03 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
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udor
Posts: 22,076
New York, New York, US


LA StarShooter wrote:
It's a petition site that she is on, change.org  actually and yes, H &M tweeted this:  "H&M        ✔ @hm

@kimkonnoth If these accusations are true, it’s totally unacceptable to us. Currently we’re not working with Terry Richardson.
1:12 AM - 19 Oct 2013"

You see... the interesting thing here is that the allegation of that MM "model", that... as the post article says has nothing to do with the fashion industry besides being a consumer, is that TR is "an alleged sex-offender!".

That is the accusation that H&M has to investigate, and if he has not been charged in a court of law for committing sex crimes, then he is really not an alleged sex-offender.

This petition is a charade and the Model Mayhem member will have her 15 minutes in the spotlight, doing a few talk shows and maybe become a cast member of a reality show before sliding back into obscurity... or becoming some "advocate".

                                                          facepalm

P.S.: I hope that if TR loses one single client based on the lie of being a sex offender, that his lawyers sue the shit out of her, her family and her little village!

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