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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.
Terry Richardson is one of the more risque and gritty fashion photographers of the last decade or so, with his signature glasses and plaid shirts, an this book is a fun, brief foray into some of his work. It is definitely risque, NOT safe for work or children - and some of the photos may be a bit uncomfortable for some readers / viewers.
But, this is a great volume to add to your Taschen series, or any photo book collection.
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!
Richardson showcases a plethora of imagery here that ranges from the beautiful to the absurd to the grotesque. Festive nakedness, sex, vomiting, lots of cocks, and much more. It's a delirious, psychosexual bus ride, and like a bad acid trip, you can't get off - you're going the whole way baby. It's fascinating.
Terryworld represents an artist obsessed with his own crazy sense of creativity and artistic power. With dimensions stretching to 13x10" and containing 288 pages - this is a true Magnum Opus from punk's greatest lensman.
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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 15 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 22 months ago by arubeito
I hated this book and happily added it to the garbage.Published 24 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 Michael A.
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