Terry Richardson | Sisley “Farming” Campain 2001

Posted: October 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography

I have friends that absolutely hate Terry Richardson and I have friends that own some of his prints

He has created such a unique, bizarre psychosexual world that what can be dangerous and unfortunate are the “porn chic” copycats like Dov Charney of American Apparel that seek to create their own Terry World. The legal actions by the models against Charney speak to the pitfalls of sexual participation by a photographer. Richardson seems to have successfully excised any predatory roles in his playground games.

My rule is that I’d never ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself…that’s how it’s got to go this far. At first, I’d just want to do a few nude shots, so I’d take off my clothes, too. I’d even give the camera to the model and get her to shoot me for a while. It’s about creating a vibe, getting people relaxed and excited. When that happens, you can do anything.

-Terry Richardson

This is the Sisley campaign series from 2001 which garnered massive awareness of Richardson in the mainstream, featuring Liliana Dominguez , Josie Maran, and others.

Porn kind of bums me out because there is so much sadness and pain in that world. So little joy or even pleasure. I don’t use porn or even go to strip clubs, like a lot of my friends. I don’t like to exploit anybody. That’s not my bag. Everyone has fun on my shoots.

-Terry Richardson


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4 Comments on “Terry Richardson | Sisley “Farming” Campain 2001

  1. 1 Fashion Fab or Freak: Terry Richardson | tongue in chic said at 4:55 am on November 7th, 2011:

    [...] Personally, I admire Richardson’s apparent flair for photography, but I do believe the risque campaign for Lee Jeans took things a bit too far. I find the depiction of women as sexual objects in demeaning positions to be really offensive. Let’s also not forget the Sisley campaign featuring, er, farm animals as well. These photos are nothing compared to the rest (I tried to pick the less racier ones but you can view the rest here). [...]

  2. 2 Ben said at 1:35 pm on April 8th, 2013:

    Amazing, thank you for putting this together!!

  3. 3 Do u see the difference between fashion and porn? | Geschichten hinter den Arbeiten, und rund um Design, Fotografie und Video said at 6:03 pm on March 3rd, 2014:

    […] Here u can find the pictures of Terry Richardson | Sisley “Farming” Campain 2001 http://blog.ricecracker.net/2009/10/04/terry-richardson-sisley/ […]

  4. 4 24 oranges » Photographer Céline Manz takes on Terry Richardson said at 11:59 am on May 25th, 2014:

    […] for his amateur aesthetic, mature subject matter and controversial shoots. In 2001 he worked on an advertising campaign for Sisley also called Hungry for Love that Manz appears to have used as the basis for her […]


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