Terry Richardson is one of the most acclaimed fashion/celebrity photographers in the world, but that didn’t stop fun-hating homosexuals from around the Internet from claiming that his GQ cover shoot of January Jones involved some Photoshopped breast enhancement. GQ has fired back with an interview with GQ’s Director of Photography, who responds to the allegations with a very clear “DEEZ NUTS.”
Okay, so did we mess with January Jones’ cleavage?
No, absolutely not.
Why on earth is anyone saying that?
[Because they're gay or jealous bitches - Ed.] People think that a person will look the same in every photograph, but that just doesn’t happen… Also, she’s a smaller woman—she’s pretty thin, so it might throw a person off to see her looking this way.
Do lighting and perspective matter at all?
Terry likes to work with harder lighting, and that can create a stronger shadow—that, and body position and perspective could give the illusion that her breasts are bigger.
So any comparisons between the cover shot and something taken on, say a red carpet…
…are a little ridiculous. Terry Richardson prides himself on unretouched pictures, and we only hire photographers who operate that way. We like a natural look—there’s very minimal retouching.
So what kind of retouching do we do?
We’ll take a pimple out or soften under eye dark circles. Or maybe there’s a wrinkle in the shirt, or even dust on the lens. January Jones needed no help. Trust me.
I’d also like to make it clear that the heavenly light, angelic chorus, and cherubic baby animals watching over January are also not Photoshopped. That stuff just follows her around.