Monday, September 24, 2007

Terry Richardson – Possibly Starsbucks Most Unlikely Spokesperson Ever


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  1. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 4:38 am

    but..he’s not drinkin coffee

  2. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Not that unlikely. He was a regular fixture on the bench outside the Spring St branch whenever I used to pass by.

  3. DeepBlueSea

    September 24, 2007 at 7:09 am

    What is this guy’s photo doing here? Old jeans and a baggy t-shirt?
    Is this a celebrity blog now?

  4. Julia

    September 24, 2007 at 7:19 am

    i love them both! starbucks and terry!

  5. Pawel

    September 24, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Terry’s perfect.

  6. Carolina Lange

    September 24, 2007 at 8:00 am

    His work is amazing!

  7. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 8:02 am

    ‘Here’s to porn and Lolita’

    He’s gross Sart, just gross.

  8. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 8:27 am

    I have to admit that although I don’t always appreciate his “art”…he’s a really cool guy!

  9. Maria

    September 24, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Famous in deed, but kind of standing on the top of the shoulders of porn

  10. DeepBlueSea

    September 24, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Ew, what’s in the cup?

  11. michael

    September 24, 2007 at 9:56 am

    fyi he is PERPETUALLY in the one on spring.

  12. jamesy

    September 24, 2007 at 10:54 am

    I’d supply him his caffine fix to see THAT ad campaign!!!!!!!

  13. valber

    September 24, 2007 at 11:20 am

    well… terry could be a nice add guy if starbucks sell vodca and if the gals were naked behind the coffee machine…. lol.

  14. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 24, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Great shot, Sart. I see this look all the time. The t-shirt, jeans, gold chain, tattoos–these are ubiquitous in Southern California. It’s good to see that skinny, nerdy, balding, bespectacled white guys can be cool, too. More power to him!

  15. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    i love terry

  16. Stoner Lines

    September 24, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    What’s your point? Why is he on here?

  17. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Ugh–the bane of photography instructors who want their students to be inspired by someone who doesn’t update and glamorize bad 70s Polaroid porn.

    He’s a fitting match to a megaconglomerate like Starbucks.

  18. Escapist

    September 24, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    I adore his work and his glasses

  19. marie

    September 24, 2007 at 1:22 pm


  20. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Tatted up with plain clothes and clean nails!

    Nice statement. Great smile.


  21. Cristina

    September 24, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    maybe he is very unlikely spokesperson as you say…but he’s really good taking photos and making sexual atmospheres…what do you think about him?

  22. zuan

    September 24, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    well… he is the Mr. snapshot fashion photographer ;)

  23. cassidy

    September 24, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    great photographer! it’s funny to hear people trash starbucks but in nyc that is the only reliable place to use a bathroom when youre walking around town. don’t slap the hand that “feeds” you!

  24. Butch

    September 24, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    His look teeters on generic but acceptable dress-way-down; the glasses, however, don’t transcend their own declasse non-allure, and drag the whole thing into the realm of extra-chromosome scuz.

    Now I’ll tell you how I REALLY felt about it….

  25. Blaise

    September 24, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Well, I don’t know Terry Richardson, but from what I’ve read about the posts here, he seems infamous.. But I do like his classic white-shirt and blue jeans get up.. It’s actually very refreshing to see..

  26. Orchid & Wasp

    September 24, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Where’s the stretch? Terry’s obviously great at getting people to drink all kinds of things.

  27. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 1:25 am

    STARSBUCKS! you gotta’em seeing stars, you do

  28. mwade

    September 25, 2007 at 1:43 am

    wow… I had no idea that everyone had such strong feelings about T.Richardson? Lots of negative posts, however I think it’s ironic that everyone who is rippin Terry sure seems to know his style and approach to photography. It seems as if his point is coming across clear…how he intends it to be. Love you Terry…

  29. Rollergirl

    September 25, 2007 at 3:55 am

    He’s here cos he’s doing his own thing. Yay to individuality!

  30. Mark, LONDON.

    September 25, 2007 at 7:47 am

    This isn’t one of your better shots , old son. Get back on the street, it’s your natural habitat and your work’s all the better for it. Leave the pap shots to the press.

  31. Asian Models Blogger

    September 25, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Terry Richardson is an interesting character. I saw his photo collection in a coffee table book recently and let’s just say, I saw more than this work.

  32. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 10:04 am

    at least he doesn’t wear those hideous ripped side-less tank tops that people w/tattoo’s wear, you know, to show off more tattoos on their stomach/etc. As if it is something we all want to look at. That drummer from Blink 182 wears them all the time, they should be illegal. Terry’s look is classic white tshirt w/jeans, you can’t really go wrong. And it works for him.

  33. positively the same dame

    September 25, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    cheers, darlin!

  34. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    he’s hot!!!

  35. reb

    September 25, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    now it’s only a matter of weeks before The Gap contacts him to start wearing khakis for them!

  36. Maria

    September 25, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    mwade you assume that stating elements on his work is a negative judgment when is only stating the elements that contain the real value of his work. As you say “he has an approach” to photography, that is very clear and does not require lots of intellectual work to “understand” (I would rather say consume).
    Love or hate for Terry would be like people’s love or hate for porn.

  37. riz

    September 25, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Haha. that’s hilarious – and REB -that is truly a dystopian image if ever i could imagine one…

  38. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Hahahaha, I love all of the snooty fashion snobs that are angered by this post. This guy looks FUCKING AWESOME. I don’t even know who he is, honestly. A porn star? Okay, cool. Just some random guy? Okay, cool. The personification of Los Angeles? Yes.

  39. Anonymous

    September 26, 2007 at 9:03 am

    i tried to hint at his before but you spelled STARSBUCK wrong!

  40. Anonymous

    September 26, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Now I´m really lost.Read all the comments and I still don´t have a clue to who this chap actually is.And secondly I don´t even care cause I hate tattoos and since he has armfuls of them-well,I don´t find this picture interesting at all.

  41. Anonymous

    September 26, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    perhaps its an iced venti no whip pumpkin spice latte.

  42. david

    October 1, 2007 at 2:44 am

    let me se…what pulls together white t and heavy gold cross while in faded jeans??hmmm…oh, yeah! tats. the new pearls.

  43. Anonymous

    October 4, 2007 at 7:27 am

    ´Most Unlikely Spokesperson Ever´
    M U S E

  44. concupiscence

    October 6, 2007 at 6:04 am

    Not sure who’ll still be reading this, so maybe I’m writing just to get it off my chest…

    Not at all that unlikely I’d say. He looks like a very warm person and I could almost bet he gets this a lot. I was flipping through his photoshoot with Catherine McNeal in the October 2007 issue of British Vogue the other day, and thought how stunning his imagery was. Stunning in its honesty, clarity and humour. Though still possibly most memorable for its rawness and the erotic. Not to forget, this shot here is quite terrific, S.

  45. Bettiebubbles

    October 6, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Actually his drink looks like an Iced Venti Non-fat Latte that has been sitting too long and had all of it’s ice melt away and dilute the espresso shots into watery ickiness. ( I just knew that my 14 years at the ‘bucks would be good for something someday!)

    But I love his look.

  46. maria

    October 6, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    i really like the combination of a clean cut whit tshirt and blue jeans and lots of tattoos.

  47. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    hahaa, hes cool as fuck. L.a. does great work.
    second gen fotog

  48. kabluii

    June 21, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I love Terry’s work regardless of his approach. He’s a very talented photographer, enough said.

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