Author(s): Juergen Teller
One of the world's most sought-after photographers, Juergen Teller bridges the worlds of fashion, advertising, art, music and celebrity with an unmistakable mix of irony, honesty and anti-establishment flair. This magazine-style book captures Teller's visual universe to date. Employing portraiture, still-life and landscape photography, Teller's highly intuitive work exposes cliches, champions the everyday, and recasts traditional notions of beauty. Stripped of the glamor of the fashion world, his sitters often find themselves in unexpected, sometimes disturbing contexts where their true selves are revealed. Fascinated by his youth and upbringing, as well as by the role of the photographer today, autobiography is also a strong force in Teller's candid, often humorous, and inevitably endearing photos.
This beauty ideal is everywhere. You can't escape it-TV, wallpaper, posters, billboards, magazines. They put on these crazy perceptions about what people should look like. It's really shocking the way everybody is striving for this one thing, this ultimate beauty, but what is it? Juergen Teller