30. Terry Richardson

The infamous Richardson had his first solo exhibition at OHWOW Gallery in L.A., entitled TERRYWOOD. His online diary makes his celerity network apparent—Aaron Paul or James Franco dropping in one day, Louis C.K., a supermodel, or even the POTUS the next. And amid all the chatter about his work this past year, Lady Gaga also announced that Richardson would be spearheading a documentary about her life. Sold.

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Above: Barack Obama, 2012