Having just heard that the man incessantly accused of sexually exploiting young models was hired by i-D to shoot 3 teens for their kids-themed issue, we were a little surprised.
Controversial Terry Richardson Shoots 3 Teen Models For i-D’s New ‘Just Kids’ Issue
Around two years ago, Danish model Rie Rasmussen famously said of photographer Terry Richardson: “He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of.”
Ever since, Talent Management has seen a surge of revelations from models admitting the same, leaving Richardson with somewhat of a tainted name when it comes to shooting young girls.
So, having just heard that the man incessantly accused of sexually exploiting young models was hired by i-D to shoot 3 teens for their kids-themed issue, we were a little surprised.
Has the British magazine really thought through the decision to hire such a controversial figure? Whether they hesitated or not, the youth-centric issue, dubbed ‘Just Kids’, is set to hit newsstands in a couple of days and comes with three cover choices featuring 3 of the industry’s youngest models.
All doing the magazine’s signature one-eyed pose, 18-year-old Kelly Mittendorf was captured hiding behind a giant stuffed toy, 19-year-old Charlotte Free posed with a slice of margarita, and 19-year-old Cara Delevingne was shot tipping her cap.
While all 3 models are over 18 and are styled moderately in Chanel, Mulberry and Celine with minimal make-up, that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t cause for concern. Out on August 9th, check out the issue and let us know your thoughts.