Lady GaGa has sat down with MTV to discuss her upcoming photo book release, with photos taken by Terry Richardson over the last 10 months. The book will feature 350 photos taken through pivotal moments of her Monster Ball tour, and is set to show an insider look to the daily life of Lady GaGa.
Speaking to MTV about the coffee book release, Lady GaGa revealed that the book will be more exciting than any of her previous work with Terry Richardson, which includes her September 2010 Vogue Hommes Japan shoot which featured the infamous meat dress, and her shoot for Supreme clothing in February 2011.
What I love so much about Terry is that he thinks everything is so beautiful. I’m always, ‘Oh Terry, get out of here,’ and he’s like, ‘Oh, it’s so beautiful, let me just shoot it. I felt so comfortable with Terry. I love him so much. He’s a really close friend, and I feel really honored that he traveled [with me].
The book will be released on November 22nd, will not only feature many important moments through the past year of Lady GaGa’s career, but will feature images of her amazingly dedicated little monsters.
My favorite thing, honestly, is that [Richardson] loved the fans. He shot the fans the same way he shot me: with no pretense. No ‘Well, she’s put out records and they haven’t.’ None of that. The music was all of ours. He would come backstage and he would say, ‘Oh my God, the fans!’ And I’d say, ‘I know … I know what you just photographed.’ And he’d say, ‘Baby, wow!’ And then he’d film me, like, peeing in a cup and, like, ridiculous things.
Last year Rihanna released a similar photography-book project which was also self-titled in collaboration with Simon Henwood. In 1992 Madonna, in collaboration with Steven Meisel, infamously release a coffee-table book of explicit photos, entitled ‘Sex’.