When I first heard the names “Miley Cyrus” and “Terry Richardson” together in the same sentence, I automatically assumed Miley was going to appear in some blown out photos sucking on the famed creepster’s fingers in a transparent bid to further “grow up” (read: pornify) her image. But for their recent shoot for Harper’s Bazaar, Uncle Terry and young Miley went the other way entirely, with couture outfits, fashion-y poses, nice lighting, and no finger sucking at all. Is Miley trying to combat the idea that she is “just some ratchet white girl”—a popular misconception which exists primarily in her head—or did Harper‘s simply tell them “no funny business”? Look at the pictures and decide for yourself.
Photos: Terry Richardson