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Terryworld (Photo Books S.) Hardcover – October 19, 2004
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A man, laying half-passed-out on a bed, is seen puking, Terry (who appears in many of his own photos) pulls a tampon string out of a woman's vagina with his teeth, a guy pisses into his own mouth--you get the picture. It's a garbage-world where all the turn-ons are trashy. It is strangely arousing inspite of the yuck factor, but whether that's because it's sexy or because I'm just so jaded I'm happy for anything that can jolt and shock my deadened nerves, is up for debate!
Jolts and shocks are what Terryworld is all about. Terryworld is to erotica what Hustler was to Playboy. It's flat-out raunch,but with a fashion photographer's sensibility, which is to say that it does have some artistic merit beyond its novelty value, calling to mind the "provacateur" advertising campaigns of recent years, of which Terry himself has often played a part. His situation-heavy portraits are Tarantino-like movie stills from a movie I'm not sure I want to see.
Which brings me to my point; In the end, after all the money's come in, all the heads have turned and all the word-of-mouth has been exhausted, what is the final value of shock?
Remember when you were fourteen and looking at your stolen copy of Hustler, you felt kind of sick at the end of the ride. Your heart rate increased as you turned each page, your curiosity peaked to see the next lurid spectacle, you flipped faster and faster until finally it was over, you'd seen the whole thing--More, in fact, than your mind was capable of processing in one sitting. You were late for dinner, had a pressure headache, and a faint desire to go to church.
Welcome to Terryworld.
The only reason you might want to buy and keep this book is for when Richardson dies or goes to jail, which given the way he seems to live will probably be soon. Then you could maybe sell it for a profit. Personally, I'm getting rid of this book because no one who came to my house or studio would be impressed with it, even models. Basically, it's the type of book I wouldn't be caught dead with by anyone I admire.
Sign this petition at Change.org to bring Richardson to justice and stop him from destroying more young girls.
BIG BRANDS STOP USING ALLEGED SEX OFFENDER PORNOGRAPHIC TERRY RICHARDSON AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I could give 0 stars and a lawsuit for this. Most of the newly 18 year old models that he has shot have come forward with horrifying stories of sexual abuse from him. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brittany
I wouldn't put this on my coffee table, but this is the unvarnished, uncensored work of a brilliant photographer.Published 16 months ago by arubeito
I hated this book and happily added it to the garbage.Published 18 months ago by Christopher R. Kerr
Sign this petition so that justice can be done and his sicken behavior stops:
Don't glorify what this man does by purchasing this book.
DONT BURN BOOKS for a reason ,this gets up inside the subject in a way that is personal ,no judgement,erotic ,Must be because he was kinda great with people and love of the subjectPublished on May 30, 2013 by gayequalrights
IT'S WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM THE EARLY RICHARDSON. TONS OF NUDITY, SURPRISING SHOTS OF PENIS' AND VAGINAS, COW UTTERS, A WOMAN WHO LAYS GOLDEN EGGS, CLASSIC KATE MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY AND... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by HENRY THOMAS
Terry's work is a guilty pleasure. I love how he sees the world with clarity and hyper sexuality! Always excited to see his new work!Published on December 15, 2012 by S. Dangelo Thompson
I'm just going to make this short since most of the 5/4-star comments say it all.
But this book, is an epic for those who enjoy everything about photography - but be... Read more