>> You've probably seen Terry Richardson's ad campaign for Belvedere Vodka with Vincent Gallo, but what you might not have seen are the candid videos of Terry talking to Belvedere about how he got his start, which makes me totally think of Terry as Mark Hunter the Cobrasnake in 20 years:
When I first started, I had my snapshot [camera] and I'd go to magazines, and they'd be like, 'This is amateur' and 'There's red eyes' and 'I could take these pictures' and 'You've gotta be kidding' and 'This isn't fashion.'
I'd show up to do an entire job with one little camera, and eventually I figured out if I used two cameras, I could shoot quicker. But I would have this one little camera and show up at a shoot, and people would be like, 'Where's the equipment?' And it was hard, people would laugh . . . [but] eventually after doing it and doing it, people become more comfortable and accepting of it.
To see Terry talk about forging his way, and then the man at work, check these clips: