October 13, 2016
Day 89 of Project Portrait. Next up we have the Terri White. For the past 10 years Terri has been a work colleague, a boss, a mentor a friend, a confidant and a sounding board for my professional and personal woes. I think it’s safe to say Terri means a lot to me. The first time I approached her for a photo she was sporting a massive black eye on account of her falling over in the shower (like your nanna does). The second time round the request came from Terri, who was traveling back from New York and had a window from 7:30 till 8 this morning. So I went over hoping to get a shot of her sat in one of her big windows only to find it was still dark out. So after trying (and failing) to achieve the same light with THE ONLY LAMP IN HER HOUSE (buy more lamps, Terri for my sake) the sun finally came up and I managed to catch this shot in those light blue hues that you only see at the start of the day. So I guess you’re all wondering what the meaning behind this photo is. Well, Terri means a lot of things to a lot of people and rather than trying to explicitly say what she means to me, I wanted to leave it suitably vague for people to find their own meaning and answers to the question, “who is Terri?”. She described me and the experience as “Terry Richardson but without the rape”. Which is, in some ways, is the nicest compliment I’ve had about my work, and one of the most indicative sentences of who I think, and I hope others think Terri is too.