Being a Terry Richardson fan, I’ve been intrigued by the book, Bob Richardson, for a while. Collecting selected works of the late fashion photographer, the book is edited by his son, the famous Terry. The book’s publisher, Damiani, kindly shared with Homotography some images from this fascinating book, which we present to you here.
“Mr. Richardson's pictures were radical because, more than showing youthful fashion in a liberated way, they sought to expose the life dramas that were then consuming young people,” explains Cathy Horyn of The New York Times.
“I wanted to put reality in my photographs,” Bob Richardson is quoted back in 1995. “Sex, drugs and rock "n" roll. That's what was happening. And I was going to help make it happen.”
Battling schizophrenia and going from the highs of top fashion magazines to being homeless in San Francisco (according to wikipedia), Bob Richardson (1928-2005) lived a fascinating life of rock ‘n roll. And as you look at his images, you can see how this rebel paved the way for and influenced many of today’s acclaimed fashion photographers.