Lady Gaga has been working with pervy photographer Terry Richardson on a book. It’s called Lady Gaga, and it chronicles the past year of the artist’s life. It will be released in November, and depicts Gaga’s progress from Lollapalooza 2010 (where this blogger saw her perform / had no idea Terry Richardson was in the house) to the final shows of the Monster Ball tour in 2011. Terry Richardson has shot Gaga before, notably in this Harper’s Bazaar spread from May.
From the press release, via MediaBistro:
The book will showcase over 350 color and black and white photographs taken during the 10 month period in which Richardson followed Lady Gaga and had complete access to her everyday life, with nothing being off limits. Beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010 to the February 2011 Grammy Awards which had 26.66 million viewers, (the highest viewership in over a decade) to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour which averaged an attendance of 90,000 people each day, Richardson brilliantly captures the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in both her professional and personal life.
They also call it a “visual dialogue” between Gaga and Richardson, who took some 100,000 photos of her. As uncomfortable as Terry Richardson makes us sometimes, this actually sounds kind of fascinating.