Skin Reaction

Seems not every model is willing to grin and bear it for Terry Richardson. Known for his nudes of young models in suggestive poses, the photog recently found himself on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from Rie Rasmussen. The seasoned supe and artist reportedly got up in Richardson’s owlish grill at a Paris party, laying into him for exploiting his young subjects and calling his work “completely degrading to women.” Relating the encounter to Page Six, Rasmussen added, “I hope you know you only [bleep] girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue.” It sounds like there’s more to the story to us, and perhaps tastes have shifted in the last year, but no matter where your views fall in the art-versus-porn debate, it seems like a less-than-pretty picture has developed for Richardson and fellow softcore auteurs.

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