Terry Richardson- Obama and Batman & Robin

Terry Richardson is one of my favourite photographers. I first stumbles across him when Lee Jeans commissioned him to shoot a controversial billboard.

A quick google, and I discovered that he’s the man behind some awesome celebrity portraits that demystify and humanise his subjects. The shot of Obama is a perfect example- the enormous broad grin (in other shots Obama’s tie is loosened and he gives the camera a big thumbs up) and informality if the image add a lot of fun. Terry Richardson isn’t a charismatic looking guy, but he really must be to get the responses he does from his subjects.

I love the subversiveness of the Batman and Robin image- it’s so obvious, but the humour is undeniable- I like photography’s power to confront and challenge & I think Richardson does this in a very playful, cheeky way.

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