Lady Gaga and Photographer Terry Richardson Team Up For New BookBY Jeff Racheff on August 3, 2011
Get ready to clear some space on your coffee table. Lady Gaga is teaming up with renowned fashion photographer Terry Richardson for a new photography book that will chronicle the “Poker Face” singer’s hectic life on and off tour.
Dubbed simply Lady Gaga, the book will feature 350 photographs shot by Richardson over the course of 10 months, and will include images taken during the 2010 Lollapalooza festival and the culminating shows of Gaga’s record-breaking Monster Ball tour.
According to Gaga herself, the book is the result of Richardson’s unprecedented access to her life:
“I didn’t hold anything back from Terry … he was with me every minute, every moment,” she told MTV News. “It’s completely unfiltered. He has photographs of me waking up in the morning, brushing my teeth, in the bathroom, in the bathtub, the shower. And the thing about Terry, if you know anything about his photography, is that nothing is staged; I mean, that’s sort of what he is renowned for. He can get you to do things and he can capture things that no one can ever capture.”
Gaga and Richardson have collaborated before, often with both provocative and controversial results. In September, Richardson snapped the singer topless and as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, for Vogue Hommes Japan, and then in February of this year he photographed Gaga in a preview of her now-infamous raw meat dress.
The pair’s new book will hit shelves on November 22, just in time for Christmas.