Bob Richardson

Edited by Terry Richardson.

Fashion photographer Bob Richardson (1928-2005) first began to publish his powerful, transgressive and emotionally charged black-and-white images in the high-fashion press of the 1960s, highlighting the new freedoms and attendant disillusions of the era in a distinctive, maverick style that matched his own edgy way of life. According to Cathy Horyn of The New York Times, “”Mr. Richardson’s pictures were radical because, more than showing youthful fashion in a liberated way, they sought to expose the life dramas that were then consuming young people.”” They were dark and conflicted, abject and suggestive, fleeting, broken, knowing and yearning. Always a cult photographer (and widely credited with influencing such peers as Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber), Richardson was also plagued by schizophrenia, and he lived hard-experimenting freely with sex and drugs throughout a life of extreme highs and lows. For example, he is perhaps most famous for the profoundly compelling portraits he made of his then-partner and muse Angelica Houston in the 1970s, while the 1980s found him homeless and living on the streets of Los Angeles. This highly-anticipated, beautifully-produced volume is the first ever dedicated to Richardson’s oeuvre. Put together by his son, the equally renowned photographer Terry Richardson, it collects what remains of the original work, much of which was destroyed over the course of Richardson’s unpredictable career

“Hardcover, 9.5 x 13 in. / 352 pgs./ 200 duotone.”
ISBN: 9788889431931 ISBN10: 8889431938
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Historical photography Šechtl & Voseček
Vintage photograph collection by the Šechtl family whose tradition exceeds 150 years. Their project of digitalising the archive is trying to make available more than 18000 preserved glass plate negatives (1860-1950), hundreds of 35mm films (1930-1950), and thousands of medium and large format films online.
The photos are categorized into:
art photography (44)
Photojournalism (3143)
Events (556)
Photodocumentation (196)
Cities and villages (1983)
Castles (49)
Cloisters (1)
Foreign countries (59)
Portraits and figures (1298)
Tableauxs (9)
group photos (719)
Technology (140)
Clubs (84)
Landscapes (75)
Culture (113)
Sport (29)
VIP (1017)
Šechtl and Voseček company (24)
Stereoscopic photographies (19)
Prints (17)
Autochromes (early color photography 1908-1930) (4)
X-ray photography (1)
Working (38)
Advertisements (11)