It seems every time Terry Richardson is asked to shoot anything these days, the general sentiment is, “How are people still working with this known predator?” Perhaps Net-a-Porter‘s Porter magazine can shed some light on this phenomena. The magazine has leaked images from its fall issue, and the Martha Stewart spread, shot by the controversial photographer, has been garnering plenty of attention. Obviously, anything Terry does is going to cause some outrage, but this particular shoot is unique in that Martha specifically asked him to take her photo. Yes, this is for real.
Porter says: “It is the first time these two controversy-hounds have met but it is, like so much in Stewart’s life, no accident. After debating over a long list of photographers, America’s house-mother superior insisted that Richardson shoot her. ‘Oh, he is cute,’ she will say later, when he comes to say goodbye.”
Ick. This can mean one of a few things: Either Martha and her people didn’t know about Terry’s past and didn’t bother to do a simple Google search, or Martha is fully aware of his alleged inappropriate antics and was just like, “Oh, whatever, he has a cool ‘stache and glasses and I really think the oversaturated lighting he always uses will make me look more youthful.”
The shoot took place at Martha’s Bedford, New York house, so yeah…Martha let a suspected predator into her home and smiled through the whole damn thing. Just let that thought marinate.
The latest issue of Porter is expected to drop tomorrow.