Terry Richardson Explains His Nude Photoshoot Technique
If you’ve ever wondered how Terry Richardson manages to convince women to pose naked for him, you can now watch him explain his technique — on camera. You can also watch him explain how this technique has the additional benefit of offering him an 80% success rate in later convincing said women to have sex with him.
The technique goes a little something like this:
I would do this thing where I’d ask girls, “Do you want to do some nudes?” and they’d be like, “No.” And I’d say, “Well, I don’t want to take nudes of you. I’m going to be naked. You’re gonna stay dressed and you’re gonna photograph me… It’s a really good way — kind of a seduction. Because the girl gets the camera and the phallus and it feels very powerful. And then all of a sudden — usually in those scenarios we end up having sex. Try it! It works at least 80% of the time.
This maneuver is eerily reminiscent of something he said in a 2004 interview with The Observer:
“A lot of it starts with me saying to a girl, ‘Do you want to do nudes?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t want to be naked,’” said Mr. Richardson. “So I say, ‘ I’ll be naked and you take the pictures. You can have the camera. You can have the phallus.’”
Which is to say: he’s clearly not joking.
And, if you make it through the whole thing, you can also watch him sing a song about child molesters.