Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Terry Richardson x Supreme x Kermit
Many of you know of Terry Richardson and his provocative style of photography. For those that don't know who he is you really need to get out more. Terry is known for his use of smaller scale camera's and plain white backgrounds giving his work a natural aesthetic. He's photographed the best of the best, names such as Morrissey, Kate Moss, Vincent Gallo, Pharrell, Chloe Sevigny, Nicholas Cage, Macaulay Culkin, 50 Cent, Sharon Stone, Samuel Jackson, Kanye West and most recently Muppets star Kermit the frog. He's worked with high profile clients such as Gucci, Tommy Hillfiger, Levis, Supreme, Stussy and various others. Some people classify most of his work pornography due to the extensive nudity portrayed in his photos but he doesn't think so. In fact, he gets offended when people relate his work to porn stating that there is "too much sadness and pain in that world" versus his usual plain fun photo shoots.
I first heard of him in Vice mag and thought he was nothing but an older perv having a good time with a camera. I liked the rawness of his flicks and would see him with the hottest chicks till finally his stuff started to appear everywhere from Belvedere vodka ads to Supreme t-shirts.
If you live in NYC you've probably seen his latest work plastered all over lower Manhattan with a cute stylish Kermit grinning at you wearing the ever sought after Supreme box logo tee with Terry's usual trademark white background. The campaign is for NYC skate giant Supreme which has designed t-shirts and skateboards with the photos Terry took of the little green mogul. I've always loved Kermit, what an icon! I personally think it's a brilliant collabo and so does everyone else. Supreme literally sold out of all Kermit stuff (t-shirts and skateboards) within a few minutes so now the stuff is fetching for double, even triple on eBay. Glad I got my tee via Supreme on-line shop when I did. Anyway, check out the shoot below.
Also, check out this dope Belvedere vodka ad featuring Terry Richardson, Vincent Gallo, RZA on the track and the one and only Earsnot of NYC's IRAK graff gang!
For more info on Terry Richardson and his upcoming exhibits, check out his website here.