Köln: Taschen, 2008. Re-issue Edition. Large quarto, publisher's blue coated paper-covered boards printed in white, photo-illustrated endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Pornography is the way sex is communicated by a repressive machine in an isolated ghetto of pictures (on the net, in magazines, in film, etc.)...Terry is actually working against pornography because he is reintroducing desire, seduction and playful sexuality, in real life, in real time, in the studio" (Olivier Zahm). German publisher Taschen's 25th anniversary re-issue edition of fashion photographer and provocateur Terry Richardson's aesthetically distinctive and in-your-face body of work. Blowing through the porous boundary between sex and fashion, Richardson's risqué snapshots include a variety of subjects such as pornstar Sasha Grey, his longtime muse Kate Moss, numerous celebrities like Juliette Lewis, Macauley Culkin, and Chloe Sevigny, along with quite a few frolicsome self-portaits. Illustrated throughout with full-page color plates; with an introduction by porn magazine veteran and Taschen's resident "sexy book editor" Dian Hanson, and a conversation on Richardson's work between VICE media co-founder Gavin McInness and Purple magazine editor-in-chief Olivier Zahm. Text in English, German, and French. Originally published in 2004. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2242