Purple Magazine
— F/W 2007 issue 8

Rio de Janeiro

photography by TERRY RICHARDSON


A week in Rio, A Cidada Maravilhosa, overlooked by a concrete Christ the Redeemer: the architecture, the money, the beach, the girls, the plastic surgery, Marcanã stadium, the drugs, the porn stars, the favelas, the prostitutes — male and female.

Terry once more exhibits his photographic skills and his eagle eye, from high above the city to it’s fragile heart. With his special knack for getting Cariocas, rich and poor, to loosen up and let go – and his willingness to enter his very personable nature into the mix — he gets the best out of every situation.

In Terry’s world outrageousness — portraits of himself hanging out with studs and studlettes — is only one side of a bigger story. In any style, be it fashion, documentary, panorama, architectural, or portraits, his mastery of photography remains constant.


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