We Hired Terry

We Hired Terry

Welcome to We Hired Terry. In light of the mounting disturbing allegations against prolific photographer Terry Richardson, this blog serves as a record of the creatives who—despite Mr. Richardson’a alleged behavior—hire him for high-profile projects.

Submissions welcome—see guidelines on the “submit” page.

Other questions? wehiredterry@gmail.com

Twitter: @wehiredterry

Justin Bieber’s official tour photographer sides with Terry Richardson. 
Justin Bieber’s official tour photographer sides with Terry Richardson. 

Justin Bieber’s official tour photographer sides with Terry Richardson. 

Richardson Apologist #1

I’ll be posting the various notes people have sent me via twitter and email here.   

Have you read his interview with NYMAG? Also do you think Terry is the only one in the media industry that does this? At this point he’s a scapegoat, many designers, producers, etc have been doing the same or worse. Have you heard of casting couch, a lot of popular actress have been on it. Terry has a release form that many are required to sign before a shot. Also agents inform their client of what the shoot will entail. It seems like many throw his name under the bus for a platform to speak, has the owner of this blog met terry or been backstage for his shoots?

This witchhunt will result in? Us boycotting H&M,Vogue, Madonna, Barack Obama, Beyonce, Miley Cyrcus,Lady Gaga etc.

Having worked in the industry, everything is by choice, agents tell you” hey you’re going to work with “whomever” do you want the gig? You have the option to work with them or not. Terry has always had a rep of being wild, it’s no secret but you as an individual have the right to go to his studio or not.

People said they haven’t heard of him? A quick google search on someone you will be working with helps.  

so is this blog just shaming companies that hired him? and if so are you calling for people to boycott these places? what is the end goal of this? 

It is time for those in power in the creative industry to be culpable for their actions.  The fact that he continues to get work despite the mounting allegations against him is unacceptable.  The end goal is to turn the attention toward those who—with their hiring power—enable and strengthen Richardson’s fame and prestige, making it ever more difficult for those to come forward or be believed.

From Anna del Gazio’s recent Jezebel article with new allegations:

I’m not talking about this now because it’s something that has necessarily been gnawing at me for the past six years, but what does bother me is the fact that this man, who has announced with his actions that his desires, fantasies, and yes, his raging boner are more important than another human being’s state of mind or consequential distress, continues to be revered, hired, and supported by celebrities, professionals, and publications alike. And that’s really the problem here.

Client: Purple Fashion, cover, Spring/Summer 2014
Subject: Stacy Martin
Creative Director: Olivier Zahm
Fashion Director: Caroline Gaimari
Client: Purple Fashion, cover, Spring/Summer 2014
Subject: Stacy Martin
Creative Director: Olivier Zahm
Fashion Director: Caroline Gaimari

Client: Purple Fashion, cover, Spring/Summer 2014

Subject: Stacy Martin

Creative Director: Olivier Zahm

Fashion Director: Caroline Gaimari

Client: V Magazine, Cover, April 2014
Subject: Lea Michele
Creative Director: Stephen Gan
Client: V Magazine, Cover, April 2014
Subject: Lea Michele
Creative Director: Stephen Gan

Client: V Magazine, Cover, April 2014

Subject: Lea Michele

Creative Director: Stephen Gan

Client: GQ, cover, March 2014
Subject: LeBron James
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Nelson
Creative Director: Jim Moore
Photo Editors:  Jennifer Gonzalez, Justin O’Neill, Krista Prestek, Dora Somosi
Client: GQ, cover, March 2014
Subject: LeBron James
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Nelson
Creative Director: Jim Moore
Photo Editors:  Jennifer Gonzalez, Justin O’Neill, Krista Prestek, Dora Somosi

Client: GQ, cover, March 2014

Subject: LeBron James

Editor-in-Chief: Jim Nelson

Creative Director: Jim Moore

Photo Editors:  Jennifer Gonzalez, Justin O’Neill, Krista Prestek, Dora Somosi

Client: Harper’s Bazaar, cover, March 2014
Subject: Lady Gaga
Editor-in-Chief: Glenda Bailey
Creative Director: Stephen Gan
Fashion Editor: Brandon Maxwell
Photo/Bookings Editor: Ashley Curry
Client: Harper’s Bazaar, cover, March 2014
Subject: Lady Gaga
Editor-in-Chief: Glenda Bailey
Creative Director: Stephen Gan
Fashion Editor: Brandon Maxwell
Photo/Bookings Editor: Ashley Curry

Client: Harper’s Bazaar, cover, March 2014

Subject: Lady Gaga

Editor-in-Chief: Glenda Bailey

Creative Director: Stephen Gan

Fashion Editor: Brandon Maxwell

Photo/Bookings Editor: Ashley Curry

Welcome to We Hired Terry.

In light of the mounting disturbing allegations against prolific photographer Terry Richardson, this blog serves as a record of the creatives who—despite Mr. Richardson’a alleged behavior—hire him for high-profile projects.

Submissions welcome—see guidelines on the “submit” page.