Not every model and photographer in the fashion industry is against Terry Richardson, whom many have recently accused of sexual misconduct on shoots. Model turned New Moon actress Noot Seear worked with Terry, clothed, on a campaign, and was quick to stand up for him. “Terry’s a really cool guy. It’s not like he pressures you into doing anything you’re not comfortable with,” she told us at a silent auction in Milk Studios benefiting Rose Charities to aid Haiti earthquake victims. Photographer John Mark Sorum also stood in Richardson’s corner. “Terry is an amazing photographer. All that goes on while shooting is participatory play,” he said.
Seear agrees with those who believe the fashion-photography world would be a little dull without Richardson’s contribution. “There’s something very beautiful, very raw about it and I’m glad that there is a photographer out there that does work like that,” said Seear, founder of Rose Charities USA. Richardson donated an original print to last night’s auction.