Juergen Teller is an iconoclast, a fashion photographer, whose subjects also include eccentrics and bohemians. The pictures all have accompanying texts describing the circumstances of the shoot.
A wide diversity of personalities can be found in front of Teller’s lens. From anonymous individuals to naked celebrities including Charlotte Rampling or Helen Mirren, himself, his daughter, his son, his mother, his close friends, living or dead animals. Although the subjects might seem to vary considerably in nature, they are in fact incredibly similar (identical print size and caption), and especially by their unvarying aesthetic approach. As Teller explained, “I am ready to wait as long as it takes for Each person to reveal themselves on my film”. With their physical flaws, “I don’t cheat, I don’t retouch anything”. It is obvious that Teller has an exceptionally powerful psychological grip on his subjects, provoking them to disrobe both literally and figuratively. He has a very deep approach.
None of these people has anything in common other than the fact that by revealing themselves, they also reveal Juergen Teller.
Juergen Teller, Texte und Bilder
Until April 24 2011
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow