Usually, Terry Richardson’s subjects are of the barely-legal, scantily-clad variety (see: Kate Upton), but his latest subject definitely breaks that mold: Oprah Winfrey.
The photog shot the media mogul, billionaire and all-around inspirational lady for Harper’s Bazaar, and apart from the total lack of any sort of visible nipples or risque photo props, the shoot is pretty standard Terry: High contrast color combos, white background, and all. He even got Oprah to do his trademark thumbs-up pose! Seriously, guys, let’s think about this for a second: Oprah and Terry, palling around and giving each other the thumbs-up.
Anyway. Oprah, who is wearing a white Escada suit and a bright red Jil Sander coat, looks pretty freaking great and we actually really like seeing this more edgy side of her. Perhaps we’ll be seeing more changes from the media queen, because in the accompanying interview, Op says she’s all about to moving onto bigger and better things.
“When you have reached the peak of a mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries… But you have two choices: You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”
However she added, in lieu of OWN’s less-than-stellar ratings: “Now I wish that I’d come down just a little bit… I ask myself, ‘Why couldn’t you just take three months off?’”
See the rest of the interview and photos on the Harper’s Bazaar website.