Book of the Week

book of the week


by Juergen Teller


Juergen Teller’s provocative interventions in celebrity portraiture

subvert the conventional relationship of the artist and model.

Whatever the setting, all his subjects collaborate in a way that allows

for the most surprising poses and emotional intensity

from his naked selfportrait to the ones of

Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss, Charlotte Rampling.

Driven by a desire to tell a story in every picture he takes, Teller has shaped

his own distinct style which combines humour, self-mockery and an emotional honesty.

Woo! Published to accompany his recent solo exhibition at ICA in London,

reveals most the photographical Teller imaginary.

Juergen Teller has used images that cover the entire spectrum of his work

over the last twenty years: family pictures, commissioned work for magazines,

advertising campaigns newer, landscape shots.

Unlike ordinary exhibition catalogs here the effect of the installation

and space situation is mapped directly on the page

and allows a new look at plate oeuvre.

Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany, in 1964. In 1986, he moved to London,

where he has worked for magazines including i-D, The Face, Arena, Index and W.

Counted among his customers are Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang,

Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Comme des Garçons.

His works have been regularly exhibited since 1992.

In 2003 he won the Citibank Photography Prize.


Juergen Teller

Published by Steidl

336 pages, 54 euro