Did Terry Richardson Plagiarize an Entire Vogue Paris Editorial?

While there are plenty of photographers who take influence from others or give an old idea a new twist, Terry Richardson's latest work might have crossed the line in to blatant plagiarism territory. Photographed for Harper's Bazaar US March 2013 and featuring Catherine McNeil in a shoot named ' Black Brings Sexy Back', Terry snaps a dark sexy shoot also starring a black panther - but haven't we seen this before?

The setting, styling and even the panther seems to come directly from a Vogue Paris shoot - the September 2010 issue. The shoot, starring Freja Beha Erichsen and captured by Mikael Jansson sees Freja pose in a gothic looking Parisian setting while leading a menacing panther by a lead - exactly what Terry has replicated. Take a look at both shoots and decide for yourself - has Terry ripped off the idea in it's entirety, or is it just inspired by it?

Freja Beha Erichsen by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Paris September 2010

Catherine McNeil by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar US March 2012


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