[1928 - 2005] American fashion photographer

Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite of or because [of] being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich. - Bob Richardson
From Aperture 190 - spring 2008.
I wanted to put reality in my photographs. Sex, drugs and rock "n" roll. That's what was happening. And I was going to help make it happen. Boy they did not want that in America. Some of those editors were still wearing white gloves to couture. - Bob Richardson
I have always photographed loneliness because that is my life. - Bob Richardson