Miley Cyrus‘s music video for “Wrecking Ball,” which featured her swinging sensually in the nude on a wrecking ball, might have been some of her raciest work yet, but it’s par for the course when a celebrity works with Terry Richardson. The photographer is known for getting stars to strip down when he snaps photos of them, and Cyrus is just the latest in a long list of celebrities who have bared it all for the sake of art.
One of the most famous instances of a celebrity getting nude for Richardson came when Kate Upton demonstrated the “Cat Daddy” dance for him in 2012. Upton has participated in a number of nude or barely-there photo shoots for Richardson, but the “Cat Daddy” video is known for being particularly memorable — and producing a number of sexy GIFs.
Lady Gaga has worked with Richardson numerous times, frequently allowing herself to be photographed nude in Richardson’s photos. The pair released a photo book in 2011 called “Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson,” and also recently announced they’ll be making a documentary about the Mother Monster’s life and the creation of her album “ARTPOP.”
Another Richardson regular is Jared Leto. Though the two artists frequently collaborate, their recent pairing was their most shocking. Leto, who had lost a good deal of weight for the film “The Dallas Buyers Club,” flaunted his thin frame in a series of photographs taken by Richardson in 2012. Fortunately he’s bulked up since.
These are just a few of the many who have posed in a stripped-down state for Richardson. Check out a full gallery of photographs here.