Contemporary photographer Juergen Teller is an example of blurred boundaries between the worlds of fine-art and commercial photography. His unusual style crosses back and forth, shooting advertising campaigns for major fashion houses, as well as exhibiting work as a gallery-represented artist.
The Big Deal:
Teller’s gritty style is his signature. He uses harsh, unflattering light, which is often in sharp contrast with his beautiful subjects. He doesn’t retouch his final images, which adds to his raw aesthetic. His clients include fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, as well as Vogue magazine.
Life In Brief:
1964,Erlangen,Germany) studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie inMunich,Germany before moving toLondon in 1986. Befriends a stylist, and the two collaborate on creative shoots, using vintage clothing. He shot for smaller, cult magazines, eventually moving onto larger, mainstream fashion shoots. Feeling out of place, he sought out designers who had a similar aesthetic and began long-term business relationships with them.