Kicking back at the gallery: L-R: Terry Richardson and Purple Mag Editor, Olivier Zahm
They’re known as two badass photographers. Terry Richardson made a name for himself by having comely female photo assistants blow him while another shot the action. He’s also talented at shooting fashion ads and celebrities in ways that reveal something fierce, yet vulnerable. His best pal, Olivier Zahm, the editor of Purple — who also likes to shoot sometimes nude bedroom scenes for purple DIARY — debuted his first real art show at the Half Gallery on Tuesday evening.
Oz was saying he did not know what to expect from this show; that he decided to choose more general nudes, sexual, but not too personal; that he developed the prints in a lab; he figured only friends would buy them, but “who knows, maybe collectors?”; that they’ll be selling starting at $250 each until the show goes down on January 2, 2010.
Below is a slideshow of the “cleaner” images. For the full reveal, check out the Half Gallery, 208 Forsythe Street, NYC, until January 2, 2010.