Why does Terry Richardson insist on re-creating a version himself in his models? Those tired grandpa glasses, the thumbs up. . . I can't think of any other photographers who do that. Usually a photographer creates a personal style by using certain themes or photographic techniques or. Ellen Von Unwerth and Jonathan Leder have that sexy vintage look, Annie Leibovitz does the big production celebrity thing, Chadwick Tyler usually has desaturated eerie images.
I just don't think that Terry has that much going on in his photos. They often have a stark white background, use some form of sexual subordination between male and female models. Or female models and him. and never really grab my attention.