Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson is a photo book by Lady Gaga and photographer Terry Richardson. It was released on November 22, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. The book consists of photos (in black-and-white and in color) that Richardson took of Gaga during a 46 days period, ranging from Gaga's performance at Lollapalooza on August 6, 2010 to the final show of her Monster Ball Tour in Mexico on May 6, 2011. More than 100,000 pictures were taken during the time period, with over 365 appearing in the book, which features a foreword written by Gaga. A limited edition of the book was planned to be released in 2012 by Taschen.

In February of 2012, The Ellen DeGeneres Show put for auction a signed copy of the book with the proceed going to one of Ellen's favorite charities, The Gentle Barn.


On September 8, 2010, Gaga revealed that the two had teamed up again to work on a "Monster Ball Tour Book".

[Terry] wanted to do a book about the 'Monster Ball.' He wanted to shoot me backstage, not onstage, and look at who I am offstage. He's on the bus with me. He just follows me everywhere. He'll photograph me when I'm changing - those quick changes during the show.
And sometimes I'll have to pee during the show, and I'm always screaming, 'Terry, get out!' And he'll be saying, 'It's so beautiful. You're so punk!' If only my fans knew I was peeing in a beer cup backstage.

—Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson
Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson-book
Publication date November 22, 2011 (1st ed.)
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Country United States
Pages 360
Size 10 1/4" x 12 3/4"
ISBN 978-1455513895

1st edition

Foreword: Terry and Me

thumb|right|200px|Gaga reading the foreword. Sometimes it seems as though I've waited my entire life to be photographed by Terry Richardson. With Terry, the relationship extends beyond the photograph, and if you're really lucky he will teach you something truly profound about yourself. I have discovered through him that "shame" is an obsolete notion and "apology" is an injustice to any performance. Perhaps it is his kind eyes behind those famous glasses, or the giggling noise he makes at 4:0 in the morning when he's caught me in bed. Click, giggle, click, click, click, "beautiful". To say he is a free spirit is a tremendous understatement, and to say that he (or I) make people uncomfortable, is spot on. We share these things that there are no limitations. At all. His heart is too wide. He makes me want to widen my own.

Terry finds beauty in the most intricate and unassuming of places. His photography beckons the question over and over gain: Should there ever be limitations in art? Because when he captures me in a moment of such tandem artistic and human purity, I am convinced the answer is that we must push the boundaries of culture through love and acceptance. There is no moment too strange, no angle unflattering, no circumstance relying on blind artifice, and never a time that I feel embarrassed or unsafe. Awakened in me is a perverse liberation, inspiring me to feel that it is okay to view yourself as hyper-human. That is how Terry views me.

I am so real, he says, that I am unreal.

Lady Gaga


Dates and shows

Globe-green Date Location City
Us Aug 6 Lollapalooza Chicago,IL
Aug 11 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12
Aug 13 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV
Aug 14 ?
Aug 15 ?
Aug 16 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, CA
Aug 17
Aug 18 SJ Hotel
Aug19 Rose Garden Portland, OR
Aug 20 ? Seatle, WA
Aug 21 ?
Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
Ca Aug 23 General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
Aug 24
Us Sep 3 ? Detroit, MI
Sep 4 The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Sep 6 ? Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 5 Consol Energy Center
Sep 7 Verizon Center Washington D.C., MD
Sep 8 John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
Sep 12 MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles, CA
Sep 16 XL Center Hartford, CT
Sep 17 KISS Party New York, NY
Sep 20 "For the 14,000" Rally Portland, MN
Pt Dec 10 Pavilhão Atlântico Lisbon
Es Dec 11 ? Madrid
Dec 12 Palacio de Deportes
Gb Dec 16 The O2 London
Dec 17
Fr Dec 18 ? Paris
Dec 19 ?
Dec 20 ?
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Dec 21
Us Feb 11 Rehearsal Grammy Awards Los Angeles, CA
Feb 12
Feb 13 53rd Grammy Awards
Feb 21 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Feb 22
Mar 1 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
Fr Mar 2 Mugler Fall/Winter 2011 Paris
Ca Mar 3 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Us Mar 4 HSBC Arena Buffalo, NY
Mx May 5 Foro Sol Mexico City
May 6

Thank you's

Lady Gaga thanks:

Terry Richardson thanks:

  • Lady Gaga, Glen Fabian, Alanna Gabin, Brad Holland, Bernie Yuman, Nicola Formichetti, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Andy McNicol, Eric Zohn, Jamie Raab, Ben Greenberg, Harry Bee, Raja Sethuraman, Magnus Andersson, Laxman Sethurama, Kelcy Alonzo, John Kohler, Art Partner

Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson also thank:

  • Lauren Ackert, Lonnie Adams, Jeff Adkisson, James Allen, Frederic Aspiras, Pauline Austin, Wayne Bacon, Amanda Balen, Lenyn Barahona, Leroy Bennett, Michelle Bernstein, Kimberly Brandon, Lanar "Kern" Brantley, Graham Breitenstein, Matt Bright, Ross Brown, Lisa Bruno, Kareem Devlin Byrne, Philip "Ky" Cabot, Andy Clark, Joya Cleveland, Dave Cockrell, Soozie Coll, Bill Compton, Jeff Condon, Kia Crawford, Molly d'Amour, Jason Danter, Adam Dragosin, Taneka Duggan, Sonja Durham, Philip Ealy, Douglas Eder, Montana Efaw, Dave Evans, Steve Fatone, Kurt Fetty, Ciaran Flaherty, Bill Flugan, Arthur Fogel, Terry Ford, Nicola Formichetti, Dan Gamble, Gil Gamboa, Rob Gardner, Marc Geiger, Laurieann Gibson, Michael Glazer, Don Gordon, Scott Grund, Dan Gurchik, Tony Hammonds, Vincent Asiel Hardison, Jason Harvey, Russ Heroux, Bob Hood, Carl Horahan, Eric Howard, Zeth Huckabay, Andre Hudson, Richard Huggins, Chevonne Ianuzzi, Richard Jackson, Sharon Jackson, Jimmy Johnston, Rashida Jolley, Ron "Bear" Jones, Mark Kanemura, Judy Kang, Brandon Kenney, Dan Klocker, Steve Kotzur, James La Marca, Cris Lepurage, Adam Lewis, Jason "Lew Lew" Lewis, Robert Liscio, Paul Lovell-Butt, Ed Majcina, Colleen Martin, Karl Martin, John Mars, Brandon Maxwell, George "Spanky" McCurdy, Craig McDonald, Matt McHale, Ian McKenzie, Perry Meek, Tom Mikita, Ramon Morales, Wendi Morris, Mo Morrison, Jasmine Morrow, Clavin "Mac" Mosier, Laura Murek, Sara Newkirk, Chris Organ, Charles Owens, Brockett Parons, Thomas Pead, Alexander Peters, Jared Petit, Bruno Petrilli, John Pierce, Wayne Pina, Kevin Premer, Brett Premer, Sloan-Taylor Rabinor, Bob Reetz, Bobby Reid, Errol Reinart, Bill Rengstil, Krystena Rice, John Richardson, Eddie Rodrigues, Victor Rojas, Susan Rosenberg, Stacey Saari, Javier Saldana, Ty Saunders, Tara Savelo, Mark Scrimshaw, Ray Seymour, Darren Shead, Lee Shull, Mike Sienkiewciz, Norm Sigal, Michael Silas, Tony Smith, Rick Sobkowiak, Andy Solomon, Laura Spratt, Mike Stamps, Clayton Stewart, Alisson Streuter, Kevin Szafreniec, Sarah Tanno, Rebecca Teal, Ryan Textor, Emily Thomas, Ricky Tillo, Anna Trevelyan, Florence Tse, Peter van der Veen, Rod Van Edgmond, Tony Villanueva, Chris Vineyard, Kenneth "Scotty" Walker, Horace Ward, Raegan Wexler, Marissa Willinsky, Joe "Flip" Wilson, Staci Yamano, Eric Zohn


  • Creative directors — Seth Goldfarb, Terry Richardson
  • Art director, retouching — Brian Ziegler
  • Layout, design and editing — David Swanson
  • Additional editing — Marcelo Seba, Nikki Tapa
  • Typography, jacket design — Catherine Casalino
  • Image proofing, color consultants — Gloss Studio, NYC

Release history

  • United States and Canada: Grand Central Publishing — 978-1455513895)
  • Germany: Goldmann — Barcode: 978-3442313136)
  • United Kingdom and Australia: Hodder & Stoughton — Barcode: 978-1444741254
  • Japan: Nihon Bungeisha (日本文芸社) — Barcode: 978-4-537-25889-9


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