August 27, 2013
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.
Published by Steidl
336 pages, 54 euro